Recreational Therapy Aide

The Good Samaritan Society - Vernon, BC (30+ days ago)

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Heron Grove, Vernon, BC


CLOSING DATE This posting welcomes Internal and External Applicants. Please note that it will close to Internal Applicants on August 13, 2020 at 1500 hours.
HOURS OF WORK Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 0830-1630 and Friday 0830-1530
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Temporary Part Time, 0.75 FTE
Position is temporary until the COVID-19 single site order mandated by the provincial health authority has been lifted or until return of incumbent, as applicable.
LOCATION Heron Grove
4900 20 Street, Vernon, BC
WAGES $21.29 - $23.11

The Therapy Aide provides safe, effective recreational programming with a focus on the residents’ individual goals as outlined and approved by established practice. The Therapy Aide facilitates and implements recreation programs for the residents and provides support, direction and supervision to volunteers.
A high school diploma is required and post secondary therapeutic recreation aide course work preferred. Two years experience in Continuing Care/Community Care. Experience providing therapy aide assistance to geriatric and disabled populations and those with various cognitive impairments who reside within a long term care/community care setting. Valid Class IV Drivers License and First Aid Certificate required.

You are a self-directed individual with good oral and written English communication skills, excellent time management skills, attention to detail and problem solving abilities. You have knowledge or experience in leading individuals and group situations. The successful candidate will have the ability to work in a cross-functional capacity, as well as work effectively on a multi-disciplinary team. Computer experience required. Food Safe 1 (Post July 29, 2013) or equivalent required for BC employees and Food Safe Certificate or equivalent for Alberta employees.

All new employees are required to submit:
  • a current and clear Criminal Record Check Form and Clearance Letter prior to the hire date;
  • a tuberculosis screening that has been completed no more than 12 months prior to the hire date.
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