Alberta Health Services
ALB00109785 Requisition #
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Develop your skills in a new setting, expand your horizons, and experience the beauty of the North. We are looking for a Recreation Therapist II to join our team in the beautiful town of Mayerthorpe. The Town of Mayerthorpe prides itself on their friendliness and desire to help and is located 123 northwest of Edmonton, on a major route to the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and Alaska. Mayerthorpe offers many community groups, recreation facilities, schools, and programs, to keep residents active. Rural Alberta is beautiful, peaceful and provides a great backdrop for a fulfilling career. If nothing feels better than making a difference in the lives of families of your own community, we encourage you to consider Mayerthorpe. As the Recreation Therapist II, you will be responsible for designing and delivering an active, creative, client centered and engaging program, The position involves assessment, program development, provision of patient care, supervision of a therapy assistant and volunteers, and participation in program evaluation. It will also include orientation of students to the service and participation in staff development. The ideal candidate would have the competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities) to deliver necessary therapeutic interventions incorporating evidence-based practice in addition to providing activity-based programming as part of client care.


As a Recreation Therapist II, you will take a leadership role in ensuring that the level of therapeutic recreation practice in your clinical area is evidence based, patient-and family-centred and in accordance with policies, procedures and standards of practice. You will provide clinical leadership to ensure safe and efficient care as well as coordinate the assessment, treatment, education and care of the patient (client, resident). You will participate in program development to ensure effective delivery of services, including the development of protocols, forms, education, and quality improvement initiatives. You will complete assessment, treatment, education and management and provide clinical support and consultation. You will collaborate and communicate with the health care team and participate in patient rounds, family conferences and meetings as related to the client and family.

  • Classification: Recreation Therapist II
  • Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
  • Department: NZ MTHPE HC Recreation
  • Primary Location: Mayerthorpe Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 03-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 13-SEP-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 07-AUG-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $37.85
  • Maximum Salary: $50.33
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of bachelor's degree in Recreation Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation and Leisure Studies. Active or eligible registration for Professional Membership with Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). Minimum three years' related clinical experience as a Recreation Therapist.

Additional Required Qualifications:

As required

Preferred Qualifications:

As required

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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