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Recreation Therapist, Community Mental Health Services - Casual Only

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our team of nearly 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

We hire great people for phenomenal jobs. We are looking for a casual Recreation Therapist to join the Rehabilitation and Recovery program.

Position Highlights

As a member of the community-based interdisciplinary care team, the Recreation Therapist plans, develops, organizes, implements, documents and evaluates meaningful recreation programs and leisure activities which address the physical, social, spiritual, emotional, intellectual and cultural needs of Mental Health clients.

In this position you will:
    •Assess client level of functioning, interest, goals, objectives, and capacity to participate in leisure/recreation activities by methods such as taking leisure histories, using leisure assessments, reviewing background information, and documenting client's conditions, abilities and interests. •Provide therapeutic recreation interventions and leisure experiences to restore leisure functioning, promoting psychosocial health and recovery. •Assist clients to acquire, develop, and enhance leisure and recreational skills that will improve their quality of life and their ability to access resources in the community by methods such as providing information about available activities in the client's community and supporting them to participate. •Serve as a resource person in matters related to leisure and recreation by providing educational sessions to clients and other health care professionals. •Completes required reports, records and workload statistics. Maintains files and records in accordance with program standards and procedures.

    •A Baccalaureate Degree in Recreation Therapy from an accredited university. •Three (3) years recent recreation therapy experience working with mental health population. •Eligible for membership in the BC Therapeutic Recreation Association. •Valid BC Driver's License and personal vehicle for work related purposes. •CPR Level C.

Valued Benefits:

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of providers in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Work with our dedicated team and join our commitment to provide quality care to our patients and clients. We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as an outstanding place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.