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Recreation Therapy Worker
Location:Kamloops
Facility:OVERLANDER EXTENDED CARE
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Competition #:01332868
Employee Type:RELIEF PART TIME (0.65 FTE)
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:OVERLANDER EXTENDED CARE
Department:OEC RECREATIONAL THERAPY
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$24.83
Close Date:DECEMBER 31, 2019*
Comments:**Please attach a copy of your Recreation Certificate and Class 4 Drivers Licence**

Position Summary

We are presently seeking a Temporary Part Time team member to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Overlander Extended Care until return of incumbent. A strong candidate will have completed a Certificate from a recognized recreation program and hold a Class IV BC Driver’s License (or in the process of being licensed).

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.

Overlander Residential Care is a 183 bed residential care facility located in Kamloops that believes each resident is a unique and valuable individual who will be treated with respect and dignity. We encourage the involvement of the residents, their family and friends in decision making. We recognize that this is “home for the resident.”

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Together, we create great workplaces. Be part of a dynamic team!
 
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

**Please Note**
• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.”

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