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Withstanding the Challenges to being a Respected, Recognized Profession BCTRA 2010. Learning Objectives. The participant will be able to identify three proven techniques for enhancing their value.

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Learning objectives
Learning Objectives Profession

  • The participant will be able to identify three proven techniques for enhancing their value.

  • The participant will be able to identify at least two specific strategies to assist Human Resource Personnel, Senior Organizational Management and Union Leadership as to competency of Recreation Therapy Practitioners.

  • The participant will be able to identify the key components of Job Evaluation.

  • The participant will be able to identify the key concepts to what best practice is.


Current and future health care provider shortages
Current and Future Health Care Provider Shortages Profession

  • Budget Restraint

  • Hours of Work

  • Generic Tasks - Personal care, ADL, Transporting, etc.

  • Flexibility

  • New Workers - Therapeutic Assistants / Behaviourists / Health Promoters / Wellness Coordinators, Community Integrators / Navigators / and more


Job description management
Job Description - Management Profession

  • Major Responsibilities 4-6

  • Duties

  • Minimum Formal Education

  • Nature & Amount of Experience

  • Licensure / Certifications / Registration

  • Special Knowledge & Skills

  • Type & Level of Supervision Exercised

  • Judgment & Initiative

  • Key Relationships

  • Degree of responsibility for decisions, financial, human & material resources

  • Major end Results which position is intended to accomplish

  • Decisions (Independent, In consultation with director, Requiring Director


Job evaluation an outgrowth of pay equity
Job Evaluation - An Outgrowth of Pay Equity Profession

  • Hay - Management - more focus on management aspects such as budgets, staff supervision, scope

  • Factors include: Know- How, Problem Solving, Accountability, Working Conditions, Impact & Working Conditions

  • Watson/Wyatt (formerly known as Aiken Plan) - Union

  • SES - United Steel Workers of America - another Front Line “Blue Collar” Workers (Union) plan


Job evaluation factors
Job Evaluation Factors Profession

  • Job Summary

  • Key Work Activities (3-5)

  • Eleven factors grouped under 3 categories: Skill, Responsibility, Effort & Working Conditions


Job evaluation factor skill
Job Evaluation Factor - Skill Profession

  • Education, Certification / Licensure, Examination, Internship

  • Experience

  • Problem Solving

  • Complexity of Decision Making


Job evaluation factor responsibility
Job Evaluation Factor - Responsibility Profession

  • Impact of Action (excludes negligence)

  • Working Relationships (courtesy vs. tact vs. diplomacy)

  • Leadership (Staff, not Volunteers, coordination vs. organization)

  • Accountability for Resources (evaluation of services, priorities, ensures optimum integration)


Job evaluation factors effort working conditions
Job Evaluation Factors - Effort & Working Conditions Profession

  • Physical Demands (fatigue)

  • Sensory Demands (concentration)

  • Environment (exposure to hazards)


Unions
Unions Profession

  • Health Sciences Association of BC (HSABC) 10 Regions, Regional directors, members at large, Executive (President, VP, Sec./Treas.)

  • BCGEU, CUPE (HEU)

  • Region / Chapters / Component / Local Leadership, Chief & Asst. Chief Shop Stewards, Shop Stewards, Union Education &Training, Union Committees - OH&S, Demystifying Classification Education, etc.

  • National / Provincial - NUPGE, CLC, BC Federation of Labour, BC Health Coalition


Human resources management
Human Resources & Management Profession

Labour Relations

Recruitment & Retention

Job Evaluation / Descriptions

VP Level

Director Level

Professional Practice Leader

Other Professionals


Workload measurement
Workload Measurement Profession

  • CIHI - Cdn. Institute for Health Information

  • 2 types of Care

  • Patient Care (Direct & Indirect)

  • Non Patient Care

  • 70 / 30 ratio

  • Attendance, Visits, (Individual vs. Groups), New referrals, Discharges


Workload measurement1
Workload Measurement Profession

Patient Care Activities:

  • Assessment - Interview, Testing, Observation

  • Therapeutic Interventions

  • Consultation / Collaboration

  • Documentation


Workload measurement2
Workload Measurement Profession

Non - Patient Care Activities:

  • Program Planning

  • Volunteer Management

  • Teaching

  • Facility/ Community/Professional Activities

  • Functional Centre Management

  • Travel

  • Research


Standardized tests assessments
Standardized Tests & Assessments Profession

Non-TR

  • MMSE, MOCA, GDS, GAS, BUS, Brain Injury - Rancho Los Amigos

    TR

  • LCM, LSM, LAS, LMS, LAI, LIM, FTM, Leisure Step Up, MARRCC, FACTR-R, CERT, etc. - Assessment Tools for RT by Idyll Arbor


Activity analysis
Activity Analysis Profession

  • Physical (Strength, Speed, Flexibility, Agility, Endurance)

  • Cognitive (Complexity, Strategy, Concentration

  • Social (Contact, Structure, Noise, Verbal)

  • Affective (Joy, Guilt, Fear, Pain, Success, Satisfaction, Acceptance)

  • Administration ($$$, Transportation, Accessibility, Safety, etc.)


Professional organizations
Professional Organizations Profession

  • Local - Health Region Chapters

  • Provincial - BCTRA and other Provinces

  • National - CTRA

  • International - ATRA, NTRS / NRPA

  • Related - Parks & Recreation

  • Certification - NCTRC

  • Licensing - College of Recreation Therapists

    (Nova Scotia - 2011-2012)


Marketing promotion nctrc
Marketing & Promotion ProfessionNCTRC

  • Specialty Certification - Beh. Health, Com. Inclusion, DD, Geriatrics, Phys. Rehab

  • Brochures - Why Hire a CTRS, Why Become a CTRS, CTRS Profile, Testimonial

  • Job Analysis Report

  • Legal Recognition Paper

  • Scope of Practice


Marketing promotion students and volunteers
Marketing & Promotion ProfessionStudents and Volunteers

  • Volunteer Services

  • Position Descriptions

  • Volunteer orientation & training

  • Any student

  • TR students (Placement & internship)

  • Volunteers per TR staff member


Marketing promotion
Marketing & Promotion Profession

  • Foundations

  • Fund Raising

  • Recreation, Music, Sport, Outdoor Rec., Gardening

  • Home Depot - Sheppard Ctr. - Atlanta

  • Ellen Page, James Sheppard, Sidney Crosby, Sarah MacLachlan

  • Justin Morneau (Baseball), Nick Taylor (Golf), Steve Nash (BBall) Hockey, Football, Soccer etc.

  • Chair in TR at Vancouver Coastal


Government advocacy awareness
Government Advocacy & Awareness Profession

  • Departments of Health / Community Services / Education / Justice

  • Education (Schools, Colleges & Universities)

  • Politicians - all Parties

  • Key Community Groups and Organizations - Disability Groups - Mental Health, ABI, Physical Diseases and Conditions - (Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Health, Degenerative, Neurological, Joint & Bone, Transplant etc.


Research
Research Profession

  • TR

  • Parks and Recreation

  • Benefits of Leisure (Driver)

  • Benefits of TR (NTRS/NRPA)

  • Sport and Physical Activity

  • Leisure, Leisure Education, Outdoor Education & Tourism


Research1
Research Profession

  • Population Health - Obesity, Chronic Diseases, Poverty, Unemployment

  • Specific Disability - Geriatrics, Developmental

  • Addictions / Substance Abuse & Dual Diagnosis

  • Youth at Risk, Seniors

  • Criminology / Justice / Forensics / Young Offenders

  • Other Professions


Professional journals texts
Professional Journals & Texts Profession

  • TRJ

  • Activities, Adaptation & Aging

  • Leisure Science

  • Journal of Leisure Research

  • Parks & Recreation

  • OT, PT, Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Speech, Aging etc.


What makes us different
What Makes us Different Profession

  • Hours of Work & Days of Work

  • Settings - Institutional, Segregated Community, Community

  • Comprehensive Program Planning

  • Program Planning (SPP) & Evaluation

  • Volunteers

  • Student Supervision beyond TR Students

  • Job Evaluation - Physical & Environmental Demands

  • Inherent Higher Risks in our RX / Activities

  • Additional Certifications / Training


Other realities we have to face
Other Realities We Have to Face Profession

  • Difference between a Diploma Program and Baccalaureate Degree

  • Difference between a Recreation Diploma or Degree and TR Dip. / Degree

  • Registration versus Certification versus Licensure

  • Standards of practice that delineate between Assistive Personnel and Licensed Recreation Therapists


Summary
Summary Profession

  • Overwhelming the potential tasks at hand

  • Ask not what has your Professional Organization (Employer / Union) done for you but rather what have you done for your profession

  • Need Leaders and “Sacrificial Lambs”

  • Professional commitment beyond the traditional work day -Volunteerism as a part of your Leisure Lifestyle

  • Passion



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