Location: Carbonear - Private Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion
Recreation Therapy Worker II (Repost)
Long Term Care
Hours Based on the needs of the department undefined Salary CG-29 ($26.54 - $29.48 per hour) Competition Number 2022006992 Posted Date 21 December 2022 Closing Date Open Until Filled
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.
The Recreation Therapy Worker II is responsible for providing Therapeutic Recreation Services for patients/clients/residents. The Recreation Therapy Worker will be a member of an interdisciplinary team and will complete/assist with leisure inventories; complete documentation of patient/client/resident participation and progress; participate in program planning; organize, implement, and evaluate recreation participation opportunities based on the needs, skills, abilities, and interests of patient/client/resident; assist and promote activities of daily living; and other duties as assigned. This position maintains accountability to the Regional Professional Practice Consultant Therapeutic Recreation for professional integrity and practice issues.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly moves objects; occasionally lifts or transports equipment and supplies up to 25 lbs. and pushes or pulls equipment using light to medium forces for patient handling and portering to move clients over 50 lbs.
Regularly stands, walks, and works in awkward, cramped positions. Regularly sits to work on the computer and occasionally drives clients to and from activities.
Visual concentration is constantly required to ensure clients safety and supervise programming.
Has time pressures and may not have control over the pace of work.
Graduation from an approved/recognized college with a two-year diploma in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation with major course work in Therapeutic Recreation is required.
Experience working as a Recreation Therapy Worker in a health care setting is an asset.
Knowledge in the planning, organization and implementation of recreation, leisure, and social programs.
Ability to be self-motivated.
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work with minimal supervision or within a team.
Demonstrated ability to have a positive, respectful, and sensitive approach to the needs of the patients/clients/residents.
A class IV driver's license to operate a passenger van/bus equal to or less then twenty-four passengers is required.
A satisfactory driver's abstract is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
This is a reposted position. If you have already applied your application is on file for consideration.
Open to external applicants.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext 5-2 immediately
To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.