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Date: 2024-06-24 19:00:28

Recreation Therapist

Job Description

Req ID: 171767
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern Zone, Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital
Department: OPNZ Recreation SHMH
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: CUPE Healthcare Position
Posting Closing Date: 28-Feb-24


Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.


About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Recreation Therapist is a member of the collaborative health care team, providing support to patients, families and inter-professional team members through therapeutic intervention to support holistic functioning of patients. The recreation therapist provides assessment, intervention plan development, evidence-informed interventions and evaluation of recreation therapy services. Interventions are provided to groups or individuals in an inpatient, outpatient or community setting, related to the patient's leisure needs and overall plan of care. The recreation therapist is responsible to oversee the delivery of the overall recreation therapy service for a program or team. Where the role requires a recreation therapist designation, the provider works within the standards and competencies of a recreation therapist.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • Bachelor of Recreation specializing (Major) in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
  • BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support)
  • Knowledge and application of organizational Therapeutic Recreation assessments and processes
  • Comprehensive Program Planning – organizing service delivery
  • Risk management strategies and application for the population and service.
  • Diagnosis-specific procedures.
  • Responsive Behavior plan development
  • Understand roles of the recreation associate and therapeutic assistant
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

Hours

  • Long Assignment, Full-time (100%) position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Approximately 18 months (dates are subject to change)

Compensation and Incentives

$33.27 - $42.01 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


Preferred candidates must be able to demonstrate proof of primary series of COVID -19 vaccine at time of hire.


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.


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