Join our team of Recreation Therapists as we work together to deliver compassionate care that is responsive to the healthcare needs of our community.
At Humber River Hospital we continue to advance the important role we play as we advocate for healthcare initiatives in the diverse community we serve. In December 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), in partnership with multiple hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area, opened a new Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Reactivation Care Centre.
Humber River will be one of the occupying hospitals at this site and as such, we are hiring a Part-Time Recreation Therapist to work in our newly designated Alternative Level of Care (ALC) facility.
Are you a compassionate Recreation Therapist who is focused on delivering high-quality, safe-care? If yes, we invite you to read the details below then apply.
Reporting Relationship: Manager of Allied Health Services & Outpatient Rehab
Hourly Rate Range: $29.03 to $34.98
Location: Central Reactivation Care Centre – 2115 Finch Avenue (subject to change)
Developing, designing, implementing and evaluating individualized and group therapeutic recreational/leisure/life skills programs and special events.
Supporting and encouraging the development of functional and acceptable social skills for patients in the ALC Reactivation Care Centre.
Providing consultation services with Health professionals when requested.
Recording patient assessment, progress and discharge status, in accordance with department and hospital policy.
Interdisciplinary collaboration with other Allied and medical team members to coordinate patient care intervention with recreation therapy activities.
Providing supervision and support to a group volunteers who assist inpatients with various social activities.
Developing linkages with community agencies so that patients become more aware of recreational supports once discharged
Cross coverage at both RCC sites (Finch and Church sites) may be required. Access to a vehicle is an asset.
Providing supervision and serve as a clinical instructor to Recreation Therapy students/interns during student clinical placements
Assist the RCC unit(s) with processes that support the patients/families, such as visitor bookings (in-person, virtual)
Availability to work weekdays, weekends, and statutory holidays will be required on a rotational basis to support a 7-day model of Recreation Therapy services.
Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation & Leisure Studies with Therapeutic Recreation focus or University Degree in Human Sciences with a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
Ensure professional practices and ethics are followed as governed by professional organization affiliation as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
Minimum of 1-2 years of direct experience in working with Inpatients.
Experience working with an ALC patient population is an asset.
Knowledge of the network of Community services and agencies serving patients in the community (Toronto area).
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required in order to facilitate effective communication with patients, team members and volunteers.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize a varied workload.
Demonstrated initiative and leadership skills.
Demonstrated cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Ability to respond rapidly and decisively to crisis situations.
Availability to work during the weekday, weekends, and statutory holidays.
Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.
Why Humber? Why Now?
Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.
We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.
Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.
This position will be filled in accordance to the OPSEU 590 collective agreement.
Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.
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