Under the direction and supervision of Director of Care and Clinical Managers, the Recreational Therapist will be responsible for overseeing all therapeutic recreation programs conducted by Wing Kei and ensuring they are in accordance with Wing Kei’s Person and Family Centered Care framework and are aligned with our vision, mission and values.
The recreational therapist will direct recreational assistants in implementing the recreational programs, while working collaboratively with Volunteer Coordinator to coordinate meaningful volunteer programs to enhance the quality of resident’s life.
Demonstrate, promote and advocate the Wing Kei vision, mission and core values
Conducts therapeutic assessment, treatment goals / plans and regular care plan review for residents to remove barriers that prevents residents from participating in meaningful leisure and to maximize independence and participation
In collaboration with residents, families, interdisciplinary team members and volunteers, promote physical, cognitive, social and emotional well being through engagement in therapeutic activities
Plan, implement, and evaluate individual and group therapeutic programs as related to resident specific goals according to Wing Kei’s Person and Family Centered Care Framework
Supervise and provide guidance to Recreational Assistants
Participate in on-going trainings to ensure high standard of service and best practices in the field is achieved
Other general duties including essential standards of practice outlined in ATRA's Competency profile :
Patient Centered Care
Therapeutic Relationships and Boundaries
THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WILL SUCCEED
Is aligned with Wing Kei’s vision and mission to continue to deliver excellence in seniors care
Completion of a Bachelor degree, or higher, in recreation with a specialization in therapeutic recreation
Current professional member of CTRS and ATRA; current membership with CTRA is preferred
Completion of CPR training with a current license / certificate
Is cheerful and resourceful, enthusiastic with a positive and flexible attitude
Exhibits consistent critical thinking and problem solving
Possess effective organization and program management skills
Is diligent with good observation skills, keen attention to details and sensitivity to residents’ feelings, preferences and needs
Possesses effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to engage and motivate residents of varying abilities and to communicate and collaborate with families and the interdisciplinary team.
The ability to communicate in Chinese would be an asset
Is flexible to work rotating shifts including evenings and weekends
Experience in working in Long Term Care or Support Living (SL4) setting preferred