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Douglas College

Regular Probationary Faculty - Therapeutic Recreation

Coquitlam, BC
Full Time
6 days ago

Position Details

Position Title Regular Probationary Faculty - Therapeutic Recreation Posting Number 00295F Location Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Salary Range In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Position Type Faculty - Probationary Regular Posting Type Internal/External Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Faculty Start Date 08/23/2021 End Date Diversity Statement
Douglas College is committed to being a workplace that is free of discrimination, that values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve.
Work Arrangements
The Department of Therapeutic Recreation is seeking a full-time probationary faculty member to begin in the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking for an outstanding candidate who has a wide range of knowledge and expertise in therapeutic recreation.
Located just outside of Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, the Department of Therapeutic Recreation at Douglas College offers a 2-year fully on-line and a face-to-face Therapeutic Recreation Diploma plus a 4-year Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation. The Coquitlam Campus is nestled between Heritage Mountain and Burke Mountain and offers everything recreation enthusiasts can imagine at their doorstep including a stocked lake just across the street with walking trails nearby.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.
The Role
The Department of Therapeutic Recreation is recognized as an innovative program leader with a strong academic and research-based curriculum in addition to numerous opportunities for experiential learning throughout both the Diploma and Bachelor Degree ( BTR ) programs. Graduates from the diploma and degree programs are career ready, and some degree graduates continue into graduate level programs. The Department of Therapeutic Recreation currently prepares BTR students for eligibility to become a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

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Instructors typically teach a range of academic and practicum/internship courses. As a faculty member, you will be required to instruct students, facilitate learning and evaluate student progress in the therapeutic recreation program. Additional responsibilities include that faculty:

- plan, organize and manage learning activities and resources, provide academic advice to learners and maintain high quality learner-centred instruction, demonstrating an awareness of the diverse student learner needs;
-work collaboratively with all TR Department colleagues including developing department related guidelines and strategic program direction planning and implementation;
-participate in department, faculty, and college-wide committees plus outreach to develop experiential and collaborative learning opportunities that benefit student learning outcomes;
-engage in ongoing professional development and advocacy of the TR Department and the TR Profession.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
• PhD preferred in Therapeutic Recreation or a closely related field. A minimum of one credential must have a major in Therapeutic Recreation is required. Strong candidates with a Masters credential may be considered.
• A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist ( CTRS ) designation or eligibility and willingness to obtain certification by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification is required for courses students use towards NCTRC Certification.
• Post-secondary teaching experience including face-to-face and on-line environments and have demonstrated a strong commitment to innovative approaches to teaching including designing, teaching and evaluating course curriculum in both traditional, on-line and hybrid environments.
• Knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Theories, philosophies and values of therapeutic recreation
• Leisure and recreation theories and perspectives
• Evidence-based practice and research in therapeutic recreation
• Diversity and inclusion, cultural consciousness and equity issues in leisure and recreation
• Therapeutic recreation interventions in older adulthood and chronic conditions
• Recreation leadership and facilitation skills
• Practicum and internship supervision skills
• Community development
• Comprehensive program development in TR
• Assessment and program planning in TR
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Work experience in a therapeutic recreation environment with people of various ages and with varying abilities is an asset.

Applicants will be considered based on their expertise and experience in available subject areas and their post-secondary qualifications. The successful applicant will demonstrate a broad knowledge of therapeutic recreation, health and related subject areas and an understanding of learning as it applies to undergraduate education.
Link to Full Position Profile Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Open Date 03/04/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter are submitted online. This position will remain open until filled with first review after March 31, 2021

Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying.
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