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Recreation Therapist, Indigenous Elders Day Program

Chilliwack, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

Have you ever wondered would it be like to work for one of British Columbia's Top Employers? Are you a committed Recreation Therapist looking to work in a meaningful and rewarding environment? Are you ready for your next adventure?

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 currently have exciting full time opportunity for a Recreation Therapist for our Indigenous Elders Day Program. As a Recreation Therapist you will be partnering with First Nation communities in the Chilliwack, Agassiz, and Hope area to help support Indigenous Elders be successful and healthy longer at home in their communities. You will help create a place of learning, healing and caring for Indigenous Elders in accordance with the mission, values and goals of Fraser Health.

Build on your education & career experience as you:
    •Work with Coordinator and/or Manager in the development recreation services for the client population based on client needs and available resources at the assigned locations. •Ensure the clients are involved in recreation activities by facilitating, participating in and assisting in individual or group leisure activities. •Conduct assessments of client's social and leisure abilities, in collaboration with interdisciplinary team and community stakeholders, to identify client care goals and objectives. •Develop, evaluate and implement client's care plans. •Assess clients' levels of functioning, interest, goals, objectives, and capacity to participate in group/individual program activities by methods such as taking leisure histories, analyzing leisure assessments, reviewing background information, and documenting client's condition, abilities and interests. •Serve as a resource in matters relating to leisure and recreation by providing educational sessions to clients. •Participate on assigned committees and task groups by methods such as gathering information prior to meeting, attending meetings, providing input, and providing updates. •Participate in quality improvement activities by providing input into the development, implementation and evaluation of program goals, objectives, and procedures to ensure effective resource utilization. •Complete required report and records. Maintain files and records in accordance with program standards and procedures. Share relevant reports and information on program with Coordinator.

The successful candidate will have:
    •Graduation from a recognized Therapeutic Recreation Diploma Program. •A minimum two (2) years of recent, related experience in areas such as developing wellness programs, working with Elders and in Indigenous community health; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. •Knowledge of Indigenous cultures, experience facilitating groups and program development. •Eligible for membership with the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA). •Current certificate in CPR Level C. •Valid BC Driver's License and personal vehicle for work related purposes. Class IV BC Driver's Licence required.

If this sounds like the next step in your career, here are more reasons why you should apply:
    •A career that offers you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are excellent in their respective fields. •Fantastic opportunities for support and mentorship into supervisory and management roles are available as you advance within the organization. •Competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage. •An opportunity to make a difference every single day in the world of health care.

Fraser Health Authority values diversity within the workplace. For this position, we also want to highlight that First Nations, Inuit, Metis ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for excellence in the position. Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

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