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Casey House

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Casey House team in our brand new state-of-the-art facility which we moved into in May 2017. Casey House’s new facility supports our overall goal of establishing a centre of excellence in HIV/AIDS clinical care, education and research that addresses the unmet health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.
We are recruiting for multiple positions to join Casey House - if you have a passion and interest in supporting people with complex medical and psycho-social needs and have an interest in health equity, mental health


Position:  Recreational Therapist/Programmer

Region:  East York, Etobicoke, North York, Toronto, Scarborough

Description:  
POSITION OVERVIEW:
As a member of an inter-professional team, the Recreational Therapist will provide
specialized assessments and implement therapeutic recreational interventions and/or
services for specific client care programs in both the Inpatient, Community and Day Health Program matched to their academic preparation/credentialing and/or practice experience. The Recreational Therapist/Programmer will utilize his/her specialized education, training and creativity to create a milieu of supportive activities that promote and facilitate engagement, socialization, participation, mastery and self development through their work with individuals, in collaboration with clients, members of the inter-professional team and community providers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assess clients using interviews, standardized and observational assessment techniques
(if credentialing permits)
• Design and maintain therapeutic recreation programs
• Implement individual and small group functional interventions, leisure education, and
recreation participation programs and interventions
• Ensure the appropriate placemen of clients in programs
• Advertise and promote programs to staff and clients
• Maintain recreation supplies and ensure all equipment is accounted for within the
corresponding budget
• Attend program rounds to report on findings and to discuss plans for interventions
• Maintain daily workload measurement statistics
• Reports to Clinical Manager

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Diploma in Recreation Therapy
• University Degree in Recreation and/or a University Degree in a related discipline with
a post diploma/certificate in the field of Recreation Therapy preferred.
• 1 – 3 years’ experience working with adults in a therapeutic recreational therapy role
preferred
• Experience working with clients with complex medical and co-morbid conditions with
associated mental health and substance use issues in a community, complex care
and/or primary care setting
• Experience working with clients with HIV/AIDS, Mental Health and Substance Use
preferred
• Professional Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) member in good standing or
working toward registration with TRO (R/TRO) preferred; current designation of
R/TRO and/or Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) designation with the
National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) preferred.
• Possesses effective verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated experience in working within a harm reduction and anti-oppression
framework
At Casey House, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those living with HIV/AIDS. Casey House is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


Salary:  To be discussed

Terms of Employment:  Part-time

Deadline for Application:  Thursday, December 14, 2017

How to Apply:  Please email your cover letter, together with an updated resume, to mailto:careers@caseyhouse.ca. Please insert Application for Temporary Recreational Therapist in the email subject line.

Profession Type:  Other Regulated Health Professions

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