(F-979) - Recreation Therapist

(F-979) - Recreation Therapist

26 Aug
Homewood Health

26 Aug

Homewood Health


Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

We are hiring a Recreation Therapist for our private Residence program at the Homewood Health Centre and are looking for you. You’re a great fit, if you thrive in a fast-paced environment, are passionate about innovation, foster collaboration, and are committed to service excellence.

Recreation Therapy is a therapeutic process, which includes assessment, treatment, education and health promotion using leisure as the medium for therapy.

The Recreation Therapist is responsible for assessing, identifying and providing therapeutic interventions concerning behavioral patterns that inhibit the development and expression of a healthy leisure lifestyle.

Hours of Work: Contract Part-time, 17.5 hours per week until Oct 2021 (approximate)

What you'll be doing

•Identify patient-centered goals that lead to outcomes that are meaningful and relevant to the patient and their family, supports and community

•Provide personalized counseling and coaching; develop group and/or individualized programs

•Assume a therapeutic role in the motivation, counselling, supervision and instruction of patients in treatment interventions

•Facilitate and co-facilitate psychoeducational and experiential groups

•Provide the opportunity for leisure skill development in a safe context to experience new behaviours

•Document treatment and ongoing progress on patient, according to Recreation Therapy, Program and Hospital standards.

•Support individual skill development relating to community leisure resources, which promote integration

•Develop, implement, and evaluate programs based on patient needs

•Conduct ongoing assessment of group readiness and participation with respect to mood, social interaction, functional level, attitude, suicide risk, and behaviours affecting the recovery process

•Utilize individualized assessment and determine individualized intervention based on needs, preferences, strengths and goals

•Administer, select, interpret Recreation Therapy assessments to determine leisure functioning, leisure needs/problems, utilizing standardized assessment tools and group process, 1:1 interviews, and observation skills

•Provide individual counselling following Recreation Therapy assessment pertaining to findings and specific needs

•Identify recreation and leisure opportunities in the community and provide consultation to other team members

•Effectively communicate and document results of the assessment to the patient, family and team, according to program/discipline standards

What we're looking for

•Bachelor’s Degree; Recreation Therapy

•Experience working with mental health and addictions populations.

•CPR Certification – Mandatory

•Registration (R/TRO) OR Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required within 1 year of hire

•Working knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy an asset

•Experience with Mindfulness and Yoga instruction preferred

•Ability to work independently and within a team environment

•Excellent assessment and communication skills

•Proficient in Microsoft Office

•Engaging, collaborative and creative, astute to clients' needs with the ability to adapt and be flexible

•Good communication and organizational skills

•Evidence of good work and attendance record

•Demonstrated commitment to Homewood Health’s Values (Service Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, Integrity)

•Commitment to working within Homewood’s Health and Safety Standards

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!We offer a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, professional development opportunities and promote a psychologically healthy workplace.

Homewood Health Inc. is committed to ensuring that its teams reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role.Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

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