Recreation Therapy Assistant

Recreation Therapy Assistant

06 Jan
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Alberta Health Services
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Mayerthorpe

06 Jan

Alberta Health Services

Mayerthorpe

Your Opportunity:

If you enjoy engaging with seniors, you'll love working with our residents! Our residents are looking for qualified individuals who have completed their Recreation Therapy Assistant diploma to provide diversional recreation therapy as planned by the Recreation Therapist II. You may also be required to assist the Recreation Therapist II in one-on-one interventional therapeutics as part of our overall program to engage with and provide much-needed support to our seniors. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will help to contribute to the well-being of our residents living at the Mayerthorpe Auxiliary Hospital. The Town of Mayerthorpe prides itself on their friendliness and desire to help.





Mayerthorpe is located 123 northwest of Edmonton, on a major route to the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska. Mayerthorpe offers many community groups, recreation facilities, schools, and programs, to keep residents active. Rural Alberta is beautiful, peaceful and provides a great backdrop for a fulfilling career. If nothing feels better than making a difference in the lives of families of your own community, we encourage you to consider Mayerthorpe.



Description:

As a Therapy Assistant, you will work both individually and as part of an interprofessional team under the assignment, monitoring and evaluation of an audiologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, recreation therapist or speech-language pathologist. You will contribute to effective and efficient rehabilitation services including direct and indirect client care across the health care continuum (healthy living, getting better, living with illness and disability, end of life care) for all ages as well as non-client service provision. This role will require you to work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client centered care and participation in care teams. You will demonstrate evidence of reflective thinking and lifelong learning that enhances individual and team competency. You will have opportunities to use your interpersonal and clinical skills in contributing to quality improvement, program planning and student supervision.



Classification: Therapy Assistant

Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH

Department: NZ MTHPE HC Recreation

Primary Location: Mayerthorpe Health Centre

Multi-Site: Not Applicable

FTE: 0.00

Posting End Date: 31-JAN-2022

Employee Class: Casual/Relief

Date Available: 10-FEB-2022

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Length of Shift in weeks: Varies

Shifts per cycle: Varies

Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends

Days Off: Other

Minimum Salary: $24.08

Maximum Salary: $30.18

Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable



Required Qualifications:

Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program or equivalent training may be considered.



Additional Required Qualifications:

Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS -HCP) by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.



Preferred Qualifications:

New graduates of a Recreation Therapy Diploma Program are welcome to apply! Previous experience working with and providing therapeutic recreation programming for seniors will be an asset.

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