Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, will work within the context of a dynamic client/patient and family recovery model of care, and in accordance with established standards of practice, and the vision and values of the organization. Works in a team based environment promoting a holistic leisure lifestyle by addressing the social, physical, spiritual, emotional and cognitive needs of clients/patients. Will develop plan, facilitate, schedule, organize and implement various therapeutic recreation programs within both inpatient and outpatient environments. This will be established by conducting assessments, developing individual recreation plans, completing patient documentation, skill, instruction, development of program goals and objectives, and evaluating a variety of individual and group recreation programs. Contracts will include staff, clients, families, and community agencies.
Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation from an accredited university
Member in good standing with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO)
3-5 years’ experience working on an Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Mental Health Day Hospital Program
Experience working as a primary therapist and be able to carry a caseload in a Mental Health Day Hospital Program
Strong working knowledge of therapeutic recreation principles and practices
Demonstrated ability to in developing, organizing, implementing leisure/recreation programs and assessing leisure needs/goals
Experience in facilitating individual and group interventions
Able to discern relevant information to make effective decisions regarding patient care planning
Able to access appropriate community supports and work effectively with a culturally diverse and complex clientele
Ability to work independently, self-directed, and can effectively facilitate programs
Able to work collaboratively within the interdisciplinary team
Demonstrates commitment to professional development and learning
Demonstrates a strong patient and customer focused philosophy in all interactions
Ability to analyze research and implement evidence-based practice into Policy and Procedure development and clinical practice
Communicates effectively using timely, appropriate written, verbal, and non-verbal means
Experience in HED, BCARE, HPF is an asset
Proven attendance record.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
Current CPR/First Aid
Current certification in non-violent crisis intervention is an asset
Experience in supervising Recreation Therapy Students and volunteers is an asset
Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring
Models behavior that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership, and Empathy
Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting healthcare environment
Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
*You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health