Recreation Coordinator - Recreation

Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre - Sydney Mines, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 34816
Location: Eastern Zone, Harbour View Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000685 OPEZ Recreation HV
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly PT long-term (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit - Unifor
Posting Closing Date: 26-Jun-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

The Recreation Coordinator is responsible to assess the psychosocial needs of the residents, and to plan and implement programs and leisure activities. The Recreation Coordinator facilitates the work of volunteers on the unit, arranges and supervises outings, and drives the van. The Recreation coordinator functions as part of the multidisciplinary resident care team, participating in Team Rounds and Conferences.

Therapeutic Recreation Diploma
Experience with program planning and implementation
Experience working in a long term care setting
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Course
Ability to perform client assessments to determine leisure & socialization preferences
Ability manage volunteer program and coordinate community based partnerships
Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills to establish supportive and therapeutic relationships with residents and families
Current CPR Certification
Valid Chauffeurs’ License
Current CPI (Non Violent Crisis Intervention)
PIECES Trained
U-First training
CPI with Dementia

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work
Long assignment, part-time (50%) position; 37.5 hours biweekly
Beginning July 19, 2019 until approximately July 28, 2020 (approx. 12 months)
Dates are approximate and subject to change
Salary Information

Recreation Coordinator:
$20.7723 - $23.5314 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - Unifor position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) 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. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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