Practice Leader, Recreation Therapy

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 14, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Vernon, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Practice Leader, Recreation Therapy

Competition #: 01308322
Bargaining Unit: BUE
Reports To: MANAGER
Comments: Please upload a copy of your diploma in Recreation Therapy


Position Summary
Interior Health is seeking a permanent full time Recreation Therapist Practice Leader to join our team at Gateby Care Centre in Vernon, B.C. If you have leadership experience in recreation therapy and are looking for an exciting opportunity to use your creative program development skills, apply today!

Vernon is a major vacation destination for those flocking to the Okanagan Valley and is one of those rare cities where unsurpassed beauty and an abundance of recreational and cultural activities combine to create an exceptional quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The rocky, forested headlands and sheltered, sandy bays of small await you on the east side of Okanagan Lake, just a few miles south of Vernon. This is an area of undulating benchland dominated by stands of ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, set between the rolling hills of the Thompson Plateau to the west and the peaks of the Monashee Mountains to the east.

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Practice Leader is responsible for the direction, supervision, coordination, evaluation, planning and monitoring of the therapeutic recreation program in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and directions. The Practice Leader acts as an expert clinical resource to staff and students working in the program. In collaboration with the Manager, the Practice Leader directs the operation of the therapeutic recreation program. Provides input on budget initiatives, workload, strategic/tactical planning, labor relations, change management, client safety, project management and human resources management. The Practice Leader is responsible, in consultation with the key stakeholders, for interpreting and implementing all organizational regulations, policies and procedures as they apply to the therapeutic recreation program.

This is a permanent full time opportunity. The position is scheduled to work Monday-Friday from 08:00 to 16:00.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Together, we create great workplaces. Be part of a dynamic team!

Education, Training and Experience:

• Graduate of a recognized diploma program in Recreational Therapy plus five (5) years recent related experience including supervisory experience in a Residential Care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Eligible for professional membership with the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA).
• Current valid BC vehicle license

Skills and Abilities:

• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines.
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, and risk-taking. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others. Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, care staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using, oral written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups. Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing.
• Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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