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Job Title:
Recreation Therapy Worker II

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
General Application
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Eastern Health- St. John's, Carbonear & Placentia
Temporary, Call In (multiple positions)
HoursBased on the needs of the department.
SalaryCG-29 ($25.01 - $27.77)
Competition NumberGENERAL141
Posted Date03 July 2020
Closing DateOpen Until Filled

About Us
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.

Job Summary
This position is responsible for providing Therapeutic Recreation Services for inpatient and outpatient services as part of an overall treatment plan on both an individual and group basis. The Recreation Therapy Worker is a member of the interdisciplinary team who completes leisure inventories, implements recreation and leisure activities based on a client's needs, skills, abilities and interests, and provides documentation and communication of client's participation and progress. The Recreation Therapy Worker in collaboration with other service staff plans, organizes, implements and evaluates the group activities and special events for inpatients and outpatients. He/she is also responsible for the safe delivery of the service. Other duties as assigned. This position reports to the Division Manager and maintains accountability to the Regional Professional Practice Consultant of Therapeutic Recreation for professional integrity and practice issues

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limed 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.

Job Qualifications
Graduation from an approved/recognized college with a two-year diploma in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation with major course work in Therapeutic Recreation.
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.
Possession of a class IV driver's license will be required.
A satisfactory driver's abstract is required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.

Open to external applicants only.

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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: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

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.