Recreation Therapist - Pathways Mental Health
Scarborough Health Network
Toronto, ON
Company Biography:
Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

Position Overview:
Reporting to the Manager of Adult Outpatient, Child and Adolescent Programs and Crisis Services, the successful candidate will assume a role practicing in a large community based program for clients with severe mental illness.

The Recreational Therapist will be responsible for the assessment, treatment, education and recreation participation to allow clients to achieve optimal health and promote the highest quality of function.

As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of innovative groups and therapeutic programming and which will include community integration.

Company Vacancy/Request for Transfer:
The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation from a recognized University, or health-related undergraduate degree and pst graduate certificate in Therapueutic Recreation
  • Member of a recognized Therapueitc Recreation Assossocialtion preferred
  • Competent to perform CPR at a Basic Cardiac Life Support level
  • Previous working experience with individuals living with mental illness
  • Skills in assessment of individual and group needs of persons with severe mental illness
  • Proven skills in group development and leadership
  • Proven skills in program development and evaluation
  • Management of Aggressive Behaviour course from a recognized program
  • Evidence of sound organizational, prioritization and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with patients, families, staff and the community.
  • Exposure to Lean principles, an understanding of methodologies and tools and a commitment to the use of these in support of providing the best healthcare experience possible to our patients
  • Demonstrates and understanding of and commitment to SHN’s comprehensive safety programs and practices.
  • Demonstrated pattern of good attendance and work record
Accommodation Statement:
Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.