Job Title: Recreation Therapist - Mental Health & Substance Use
Work Site: Richmond Mental Health Services - Richmond, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.40 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $31.36 - $39.10 per hour
Days off: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays
Come work as a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Richmond Mental Health Services team in Mental Health and Substance Use. Apply today to join our team!
As a Recreation Therapist with VCH you will:
Work in a team based environment and ensure the provision of Recreation Therapy services in designated programs focused on designated clients, and coordinate and participate in quality improvement and risk management initiatives, meetings, research and education.
Provide Recreation Therapy assessments/interventions as required and provide work direction to designated students, staff and volunteers.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
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 the 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.
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.