Job Description:Job Title:
(Bachelor's in Therapeutic Recreation)
Work Site: Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) - 865 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $31.36 - $39.10 per hour
6 week rotation with 5 out of 6 weeks on Monday-Thursday with the 6th week being Monday-Friday
Days off: Rotating
Come work as a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Work in a team based environment and provide therapeutic recreation/leisure interventions to designated clients/residents.
Participate as a member of an integrated collaborative health care team, assessing clients'/residents’ recreation and leisure needs, abilities and interests.
Maintain a variety of records.
Plan and implement therapeutic recreation care plans, evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicate with the client/resident/family and health care team members.
Contribute to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services, and participate in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required.
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.
Eligible for certification and CTRS credential with National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency First Aid.
Valid Class IV Driver’s License.
Knowledge & Abilities
Basic knowledge of recreation therapy theory and practice within a rehabilitation and/or resident and family centred model of care.
Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area.
Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member.
Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and clients both one-on-one and in-groups.
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 in a complex health care environment.
Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
Skills in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate to recreation therapy treatment.
Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize related computer information systems, applications, technology, and equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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.