Recreation Therapist Job in Churchill for Churchill Health Centre |

Recreation Therapist

February 27 2024
Expected expiry date: February 27 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Health, Medical, Hospitality, Catering, Tourism,
Churchill, MB • Full time

Requisition ID: 354472

Position Number: 20040490

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Churchill

Employer: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Site: Churchill Health Centre

Department / Unit: Physiotherapy Churchill

Job Stream: Clinical

Union: MAHCP

Anticipated Start Date: April 15, 2024

FTE: 1.00

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 1950

Salary: $27.803, $28.887, $30.003, $31.185, $32.405, $33.832

Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We're united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

Under the overall direction of the Manager, Integrated Health and Social Services, the Recreation Therapist is responsible for implementing recreation programs as per identified needs; providing therapeutic recreation activities to individuals and groups; evaluating existing programs; preparing relevant reports on a regular basis; participating in conferences and staff meetings; working with students and volunteers; working with families of patients, in ensuring follow up care; organizing patient outings; participating in research activities; and performing other related duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 1 year working in a health care setting.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Therapeutic Recreation, required.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Eligible for registration with applicable professional licensing body if applicable.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the delivery of recreation services to various populations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Ability to act with initiative, judgment, tact and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement therapeutic recreation programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate changing priorities.
  • Must be innovative, highly motivated and an energetic team player.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills in multiple formats are required to effectively run programming with various audiences/participants/stakeholders such as patients, those not with English as a first language, physicians, nurses, leaders, and the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience working with competing priorities requiring strong organizational skills.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services. Effective April 1, 2024, Golden West Centennial Lodge will also be part of the WRHA legal entity.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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