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Recreation Therapy Worker – Summerland Health Centre

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 21, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $24.83 - Per Hour
Location Summerland, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Recreation Therapy Worker – Summerland Health Centre

Competition #: 01377913
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: HEU
Facility: SUMMERLAND HEALTH CENTRE
Department: SHC RECREATIONAL THERAPY
Reports To: MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage: $24.83
Close Date: APRIL 30, 2020*
Comments: **Applicants must posess a valid Class 4 DL at time of application** Please attach Recreation Certificate and DL to application

 

Position Summary
Interior Health is seeking casual Recreation Therapy Workers to join their team in Summerland! As the Recreation Therapy Worker you will work as a member of the interdisciplinary team and are responsible for the implementation and evaluation of an established Recreation Therapy Program.

Dr. Andrew Pavillion (a.k.a. Summerland Extended Care) located in Summerland, embodies resident-centred philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level and provide the best quality of life possible.

This facility is a one-storey, non-profit seniors care home with 50 private, semi-private and four-bed rooms with en-suite washrooms.

As the Recreation Therapy Worker, you will carry out established individual or group leisure/recreation therapy programs such as; arts, socio-cultural events, crafts, sports, music, cooking, gardening, and exercises as directed. You will also set up and organize furnishings and equipment for programs and/or special events, porter’s residents to programs, teaches the techniques of related programs to residents, and oversees the resident’s participation and reports problems/changes to supervisor. When attending resident programs outside of the facility and accompanies resident you will check that the resident has appropriate clothing and necessary funds for the outing, and confirm details of the program with the nursing staff or therapist.

Along with your organizational skills you will:
• Lead individual one to one sessions, groups, and large special events within the established recreation therapy program, adapts programs to meet the physical, social, cognitive, spiritual, emotional needs of the residents, completes resident attendance list on a daily basis, and submits to designated supervisor for care conferencing reports and program evaluation.
• Assist with promotion and publicizing of programs and or special events, and is responsible for decorating home for seasonal changes.
• Assist volunteers and/or students by providing functional direction during programs (1:1, small group, large group or special events).
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Shift times will be days and evenings from 08:00 to 16:00, and 13:00 to 20:00.

**Please note that casual employees have no guarantee of hours, and can work between 0-37.5 hours per week based**

If you are looking for a challenging career with a great work life balance, this position in Penticton is for you. Apply Today!

Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience:
• Grade 12
• Completion of a recognized recreation course(s).
• Two year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Valid class 4 vehicle license is required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
• Ability to deal with others effectively
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
• Ability to organize work
• Ability to operate related equipment

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

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