College diploma in Recreation Leadership or Recreation Therapy or College diploma in a related discipline and a Recreation Therapy Certificate
Minimum 1 – 2 years recreation/activation experience with the adult population.
Experience in delivery of recreation programs
Knowledge and experience with therapeutic recreation approaches.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff and within an interprofessional team
Effective collaborative and team oriented skills
Effective interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
Ability to be creative and resourceful
Computer skills with Microsoft word and outlook
Evidence of satisfactory attendance record
An employee’s disciplinary record will be reviewed as part of the assessment of qualifications
Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors
In partnership with the Recreation Therapist, collaborate in the design of therapeutic recreation programs.
Implement recreation participation programs to meet patient interests.
Contribute to the recreation therapy intervention plan and actively report significant changes observed to Recreation Therapy team and appropriate stakeholders.
Participate as a member of the interprofessional team(s).
Provide supervision to volunteers, high school co-op students, college placement students and others as requested.
Maintain Recreation Therapy records such as GRASP, MDS, recreation statistics, program descriptions and evaluations timely and accurately.
Responsible for ongoing informal evaluation of recreation programs.
Consider program requirements such as facilities, budget, equipment, and supplies; purchase and maintain supplies as necessary
Prepare posters, employee expense forms, equipment set up requests, and Recreation Therapy calendar; book entertainment, complete patient meal forms and Stores order forms as required.
Participate in the orientation/mentorship of new staff and colleagues as required.
Identify continuous learning opportunities that support skill and knowledge development related to the position.
Engage in evidence-informed, person-centered practices as they relate to recreation therapy.
At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our brand. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.