Recreation Therapist

Brookside Lodge- Surrey, BC
Permanent Tuesday to Friday 8:30- 4:00

If you’re passionate about being a part of a team that is, committed to the Team Member Experience and driven by innovation and growth, then join us!

The Recreation Therapist is a critical role within our communities as it impacts the lives of residents and ignites the warmth of human connection.

As a Recreation Therapist your typical day will impact in the following ways:
Write and partake in care planning meetings such as IPP’s for residents living in our ABI neighbourhood
Receive and complete referrals for residents living with many chronic health conditions, Acquired Brain Injuries, varied abilities and cognitive functioning and behavioural challenges.
Providing and assessing for recreation therapy activities including outings in accordance with established policy, physician’s orders, and resident plan of care and within the scope of practice.
Developing and sustaining a plan of care to meet residents’ assessed needs based on individual strengths, needs and interest of residents to establish importance and direction of therapeutic recreation intervention.
Ensuring that thorough evaluation of assessments, intervention plans, program development and program delivery is consistently being completed to ensure the efficacy of recreation services.
Guiding recreation therapy assistants ensuring proper documentation is completed MDS/RAI, Activity Pro.
Observes facilitation of activities, engages in reflective practice to ensure appropriate and thorough programming is taking place.
Maintaining accurate and complete records of care delivered, documentation, program development and program delivery.
Performing other duties as assigned.

Must haves:
University degree in Recreation/Leisure Studies, and/or a degree in Health Sciences with a post graduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation, from a recognized university or equivalent education and experience.
Member in good standing with or willingness to join BC Therapeutic Recreation Association. Applicable to British Columbia applicants.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience working with seniors.
Qualifications must meet definition under MDS-RAI guidelines.
All applicants must successfully pass the prescribed Criminal Records Check. Applicable to British Columbia applicants.
Act upon your desire to help others and Join Sienna Senior Living as we continue to enhance the lives of those we serve.
Class 4 Drivers License
Sienna Senior Living is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. In accordance with provincial regulations, upon request, support will be provided for accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection, and assessment process.


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