Eastern Health Recreation Therapy Worker II Full Time in St. John’s, NL

Eastern Health

Branch St. John’s NL CA

Recreation Therapy Worker II
St. John’s, NL

The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique…

Recreation Therapy Worker II
Saint Lukes Homes
Long Term Care
Temporary, Call-In
Hours Based on the needs of the department Salary CG29 ($24.52 – $27.23 per hour) Competition Number 2018002504 Posted Date 10 May 2018 Closing Date 17 May 2018
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
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.
Job Demands
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.
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 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 may be required.
A satisfactory driver’s abstract may be required.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required
Open to male and female applicants.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
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.
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.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: St. John's, NL, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-23
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