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Recreation Therapy Worker
Location:Merritt
Facility:COQUIHALLA GILLIS HOUSE
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Competition #:01273452
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:COQUIHALLA GILLIS HOUSE
Department:MGH RECREATIONAL THERAPY
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$24.83
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

We are presently hiring and looking for new team members to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Coquihalla Gillis House.

A strong candidate will have completed a Certificate from a recognized recreation therapy program and hold a Class IV BC Driver’s License.

Working within a client centered model, the Recreation Therapy Worker works as a member of the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of an established Recreation Therapy Program.

As the Recreation Therapy Worker you will be primarily working with geriatric residents and short stay clients. This position plans programs and assists in getting residents to/from their programs. Staff go on outings with the residents, facilitate groups specific to the needs of the residents (i.e. social, physical, spiritual, etc.), and one-to-one programs. The Recreation Therapy Worker completes leisure assessments on clients and work alongside volunteers.

Coquihalla Gillis House, located in Merritt, embodies a resident-centered philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible.

Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual on-call positions and lead to regular employment
 
Qualifications

• Grade 12
• Completion of a recognized recreation course(s)
• Two year’s recent, related experience
• Valid class 4 vehicle license
• Certificates in Food Safe/ Serve It Right and First Aid

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT