Vancouver Coastal Health Recreation Therapist - TB Unit in Canada

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Job Title: Recreation Therapist

Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital (TB Unit)

Status: Regular Part Time (0.58)

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Salary: $28.54 - $35.59 per hour

Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 1000-1600

Reference#: 089200-mpe


Within the context of a dynamic client and family-centred care model, and in accordance with established standards of professional practice, and the vision and values of the organization, works in a team based environment and ensures the provision of Recreation Therapy services in designated programs focused on designated clients, and coordinates and participates in quality improvement and risk management initiatives, meetings, research and education. Provides Recreation Therapy assessments/interventions as required and provides work direction to designated students, staff and volunteers.


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.

  • 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 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 care.

  • Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, other health care staff, clients 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 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.

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes Dec 3, 2016. External applicants will be considered after internals.

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

Employees of VCH must apply via the *Internal Application Process . Refer to the 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.*

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