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Recreation Therapist

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted July 15, 2021.

Job Description Job Title: Recreation Therapist Work Site: BC Psychosis Program, UBC Hospital
– Vancouver, BC Status: Regular Full Time Start Date: As soon as possible Salary: $31.99
– $39.98 per hour Hours: 0800-1600 Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays Reference: 146198-cye Come work as a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an experienced Recreation Therapist to join the BC Psychosis team at UBC Hospital in Vancouver, BC.

Apply today to join our team As a Recreation Therapist with VCH you will: Ensure the provision of Recreation Therapy services in designated long term care settings/programs focused on designated clients/residents, and coordinate and participate in quality improvement and risk management initiatives, meetings, research and education.

Provide Recreation Therapy assessments/interventions as required and provide leadership to designated students, staff and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Baccalaureate in Therapeutic Recreation or Leisure Studies from an accredited university.

Two (2) years’ recent, related experience working with the designated population group, in the applicable program area/setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Eligible for certification and CTRS credential with National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based Recreation Therapy practice related to applicable program health issues and treatment.

Comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts of therapeutic recreation, leisure, social psychology and current trends and practice in designated areas.

Comprehensive knowledge of recreation therapy theory and practice within a client/resident and family centred model of care.

Comprehensive knowledge of organizing therapeutic recreation services including the development of a written plan or operation.

Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client/resident care.

Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.

Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader, and facilitator.

Demonstrated ability to teach clients/residents and co-workers both one-on-one and in groups.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, other health care staff, clients/residents and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.

Demonstrated ability to integrate Recreation Therapy concepts and theories in a variety of settings.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.

Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.

Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.

Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Skill in the use of equipment, and in techniques appropriate to the treatment of clients/residents with a rehabilitation/degenerative disease or disability and/or mental health issue.

Documented involvement as a research investigator and/or published researcher.

Basic computer literacy.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ”going first” when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work.

At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture.

We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C.

Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process .

Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions.

Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate.

Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.