Recreation Therapy Worker – Merritt

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Author pmnationtalk
Date June 1, 2020
Type Part Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $25.33 - Per Hour
Location Merritt, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Recreation Therapy Worker – Merritt

Competition #: 01401184
Employee Type: RELIEF PART TIME (0.59 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: HEU
Hourly Wage: $25.33
Close Date: JUNE 30, 2020*
Comments: *Please be sure to attach your Recreation Certificate and Class 4 DL along with your Cover Letter and Resume*


Position Summary
We are presently hiring and looking for a new team member to join our Recreation Therapy Department at Coquihalla Gillis House to fill a temporary part time position.

A strong candidate will have completed a Certificate from a recognized recreation therapy program and hold a Class IV BC Driver’s License.

Working within a client centered model, the Recreation Therapy Worker works as a member of the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of an established Recreation Therapy Program.

As the Recreation Therapy Worker you will be primarily working with geriatric residents and short stay clients. This position plans programs and assists in getting residents to/from their programs. Staff go on outings with the residents, facilitate groups specific to the needs of the residents (i.e. social, physical, spiritual, etc.), and one-to-one programs. The Recreation Therapy Worker completes leisure assessments on clients and work alongside volunteers.

Coquihalla Gillis House, located in Merritt, embodies a resident-centered philosophy designed to support residents’ choices, help people function at their highest level, and provide the best quality of life possible.

Once hired into a temporary role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual or temporary positions and lead to regular employment

Shifts of Work: Rotating days and evenings from 07:30 to 15:30, and 12:00 to 20:00

• Grade 12
• Completion of a recognized recreation course(s)
• Two year’s recent, related experience
• Valid class 4 vehicle license
• Certificates in Food Safe/ Serve It Right and First Aid

**Please Note**
• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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

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