Recreation Therapy Assistant (P948)

Recreation Therapy Assistant (P948)

17 Nov
Alberta Health Services

17 Nov

Alberta Health Services


Your Opportunity:

As a Recreation Therapy Assistant in this permanent 0.80 FTE position, you will provide program and patient support as a key member of the Recreation Therapy team in Fairview Long Term Care. You will be responsible for planning and implementation of individual and group social, leisure and respite activities. The long term care facility has a passenger bus that is used for community outings with residents. The Therapy Assistant will play a key role in supporting clients to participate in recreational programming working in collaboration with and under the support of the Recreation Therapist. Duties include social and leisure program planning and implementation, respite services, program organization,

and support of daily activities. The town of Fairview is located in the ‘Heart of the Peace’ country in beautiful northern Alberta. Residents enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreational activities including golfing, hockey, camping and swimming, just to name a few. Fairview also has great educational opportunities at the Fairview College Campus of the Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) including trades, agriculture and business programs. If you welcome a different pace of life and look for the chance to use the full scope of your clinical practice, Fairview could be the place for you. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay. A relocation allowance based on location is also available to successful candidates.


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 FRV HC Recreation

- Primary Location: Fairview Health Complex

- Multi-Site: Not Applicable

- FTE: 0.80

- Posting End Date: 24-NOV-2021

- Employee Class: Regular Part Time

- Date Available: 06-DEC-2021

- Hours per Shift: 7.75

- Length of Shift in weeks: 2

- Shifts per cycle: 8

- Shift Pattern: Days

- Days Off: Saturday/Sunday

- 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:

As required

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in Recreation Therapy is preferred

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