Part Time Recreation Therapist (0.7)
HOURS OF WORK:
7.5 hour shifts
Days, with occasional evening and weekend work
As a member of a multi-disciplinary Collaborative Practice Team, the Recreation Therapist assesses patients’ recreational needs and develops client-centered group and individual programming with the goal of enabling patients to achieve quality of life and optimal health through meaningful participation in recreation and leisure. The successful candidate will participate in program planning/development; professional and hospital initiatives supporting quality management and research; mentoring of colleagues and students; and assist with coverage across other clinical areas as required. Currently this position provides care to rehabilitation and complex continuing care patients but can be re-assigned depending on organizational needs.
Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for all patients, staff, and visitors.
• Graduate of an accredited Recreation course at the College or University level, with a focus on, or specialty in, Therapeutic Recreation.
• Eligible for registration with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario and completion of registration process within one year of hiring.
• Experience in working with the rehabilitation population including stroke, orthopedic, and pulmonary diseases in a rehabilitative or outpatient setting is preferred
• Use of various recreation and leisure modalities such as adapted aquatics, music as therapy, art as therapy, horticulture as therapy, adapted sports, hobbies, computer, and leisure education.
• Demonstrated knowledge and comfort with multidisciplinary team processes
• Knowledge of formal and informal recreation and leisure services and resources (across WWLHIN) preferred
• Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a car for travel.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
• Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently, adaptable, creative, innovative and flexible
• Willingness and ability to continue to improve professional competence and knowledge.
• Must be willing to work flexible hours, with occasional evening and weekend work.
• Good attendance record