Kamloops, British Columbia
23h ago

Position Summary

We are presently hiring and looking for new team members to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Ponderosa Lodge.

A strong candidate will have completed a course or courses within a recognized recreation therapy program and hold a Class IV Unrestricted BC Driver’s License (or in the process of being licensed).

Working within a client centered model, the Recreation Therapy Worker works as a member of the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of an established Recreation Therapy Program.

As the Recreation Therapy Worker you will be primarily working with geriatric residents and short stay clients. This position plans programs and assists in getting residents to / from their programs.

Recreation Therapy Workers accompany residents on outings within the community and drive residents to and from their outings, facilitate groups specific to the needs of the residents (i.

e. social, physical, spiritual, etc.), and one-to-one programs. The Recreation Therapy Worker completes leisure assessments on clients and work alongside volunteers.

Ponderosa Lodge, located in Kamloops, embodies a resident-centered philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible.

Beds at Ponderosa are short term only and consist of :

  • 68 First Appropriate Bed - these residents are waiting for a permanent bed in a residential care facility; or
  • 68 Convalescent care beds that include respite care.
  • Casual employment includes : short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absences; and / or providing relief coverage in a specific position.

    Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions.

    Shifts may be offered on any day of the week and could be scheduled within Days (08 : 45 to 15 : 15) and / or Evenings (13 : 00 to 19 : 30).

  • Grade 12
  • Completion of a recognized recreation course(s)
  • Two year’s recent, related experience
  • Valid class 4 vehicle license
  • Certificates in Food Safe / Serve It Right and First Aid
  • Please Note

  • We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and / or resumes.
  • Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor.
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