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Job Number:  35915
Recreation Therapist
Job Posted: Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 20 July 2017
(62 days ago)
Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Region: Fraser Valley Type: Contract - Part time
Location: Abbotsford Salary: (not entered)

For over two decades, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (CPCH) has made a significant difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. Be part of a talented and innovative team that takes pride in supporting and providing the highest quality pediatric palliative care.


This is a unique opportunity to apply and further develop your skills in pediatric palliative care. We are seeking a temporary part-time 0.7 FTE (full-time equivalent) Recreation Therapist, beginning in September 2017 to approximately September 2018. Initial training will take place at the Vancouver location and then the position will be based out of the Abbotsford location, with two days per month only in Vancouver.


Reporting to the Recreation Therapy Coordinator, you will assist in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of a variety of recreation therapy programs and practice standards which reflect the hospice philosophy and objectives. You will partner with community-based services and resources to reduce barriers for children’s activities and provide in-house and community outreach services, as required.


Education, Experience, and Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy, supplemented with a minimum of 3 years of related experience administering recreation therapy programs for children and/or people with disabilities; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) certification or eligibility to sit for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification exam is strongly preferred. Experience in palliative care or working with children with life-threatening illnesses is an asset.


Excellent and effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and professional relationships with children, families, staff and representatives of community agencies. A solid reputation for promoting sensitivity to diversity and treating everyone with equity and respect.


Must possess a CPR certificate and Class IV unrestricted driver’s licence or obtain within 2 months of hire. 


Flexibility is necessary, as this position will require some weekend and evening work and travel within the outside the Lower Mainland.


Some initial training (approximately one week) will take place at the Vancouver location.

How to Apply:
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Due to the unique nature of our organization, please visit www.canuckplace.org for more information on who we are and what we do, and details on how to apply, by July 20, 2017.
Contact Details:
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