As key member of the Recreation Department, the RECREATION THERAPIST will provide therapeutic recreation programs to meet the needs of the Residents of our long-term care facility, by providing innovative, therapeutic and stimulating programs that support the Resident's comfort, independence and control.
This will include; needs assessments, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting various programs and activities.
The Recreation Therapist will specialize in working with Resident's with cognitive impairments, such as dementia and Alzheimer's.
The therapeutic interventions must be meaningful and assist with responsive behaviors.
The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary-team setting with other Recreation Assistants, and actively involve the Residents, families, students, volunteers and other staff to provide optimal quality of service to our Residents and families.
The Recreation Therapist will work closely with the Behavioral Supports Ontario (BSO) team to ensure our Residents are receiving exceptional Dementia care.
You will be expected to represent Shepherd Village in a courteous and professional manner, while maintaining amicable relationships with peers, subordinates, Residents & families in keeping with the Shepherd Village Mission, Vision & Values.
Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills :