Recreation Therapy Assistant

March 6 2023
Expected expiry date: March 27 2023
Industries Public administration
Categories Auxiliary Services, Therapy Services
Whitehorse, YT • Full time
Job Summary and Requirements

This posting is for Two (2) Permanent full-time positions, one (1) 7 month term full-time position 75 hours bi-weekly, & One (1) permanent part time .5 Permanent position 37.5 hours bi-weekly.

This posting will also be used for anticipatory vacancies such as full-time permanent, part-time permanent, and term within Continuing Care.

YUKON, Larger than Life

Our philosophy of care is “Every action and decision performed by this position is founded on respect for the residents, for the promotion of their dignity, individual freedom, choice and lifestyle, and meaningful quality living.”

Reporting to the supervisor of Recreation and Psychosocial Services, this position assists in providing goal-oriented programs and services that are tailored to meet the leisure-related needs of residents/clients to achieve the desired quality of life outcomes, as directed by the Recreation Therapist.

For more information about this position, please contact Steve Fecteau at

For more information about the HR process, please contact Kimberly Ponsioen at

Please do not email resumes to the email address above; resumes may only be accepted through E-Recruitment

Link to create your account to apply: here

Essential Qualifications:

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Activity Assistant Certificate with recent experience
  • Recreation Therapy Assistant Diploma. (Diploma in similar field may be considered)
  • Recent and relevant experience supporting the implementation of recreational therapy programs in a healthcare setting

Candidates who have training and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above may be considered

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:

Candidates should have and maybe assessed on:

  • Person-centred practices
  • Adaptive strategies for accommodating residents with limitations
  • Group facilitation techniques
  • Safe body mechanics while supporting residents to mobilize in-house and on outings
  • Pathology of a variety of disease processes including various dementias
  • Implementation of recreation therapist directed care plans

Additional Information:

RELOCATION Assistance may be offered

What we have to offer

Conditions of Employment: TB Screening, RCMP Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector, WHMIS 2015 certificate, Standard First Aid with CPR C (within last 18 months), Food Safe certificate, Valid Class 4 Drivers Licence.

Job Requirements: Loading, unloading, and transporting residents on the bus, including securing wheelchairs; driving a bus; bending, stretching, reaching; lifting up to 30 lbs; exposure to animals, exposure to second hand smoke and other irritants.

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