University Health Network Recreation Therapist, Geriatric Psychiatry in Toronto, Ontario
Recreation Therapist, Geriatric Psychiatry - Toronto, Ontario
Job Posting #793761
Position: Recreation Therapist
Site: Toronto Rehab, University Centre
Department: Geriatric Psychiatry
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Hours: 37.5 hours per week Days including weekends
Status: Temporary full-time approx. 8 months
The Recreation Therapist is an integral member of Geriatric Psychiatry. Principal responsibilities include: performing comprehensive assessments of patients and plan individual and group interventions to meet the needs of patients with dementia; collaborating in an inter-professional environment in providing patient focused care; contributing to program planning and development; planning, implementing and evaluating Recreation Therapy interventions; complying with, and commitment to, patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.
Baccalaureate degree in Recreation and Leisure studies with a major/emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation OR Baccalaureate degree in a related field (Kinesiology, Physical Education, Psychology or Health Studies) PLUS a post-diploma in Therapeutic Recreation
Membership in either a Provincial, National, State or International Therapeutic Recreation Professional Association
Basic Cardiac Life Support Level C, Healthcare Provider
Minimum of 2 years experience in the practice of Therapeutic Recreation in a health care setting preferred
Expertise in planning, implementation and evaluation of Therapeutic Recreation interventions
Experience in working with patients who have moderate to severe dementia an asset
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Sound judgment and ability to work independently and in a team setting
Ability to facilitate and work with Volunteers
Computer proficiency preferred
Posting Date: November 17, 2016 Closing Date: until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.