Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Mental Health
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Markham, Ontario, Canada
2d ago

Who we are :

Markham Stouffville Hospital is a leading community hospital with two sites Markham and Uxbridge sites and our new Reactivation Care Centre that has a reputation for excellence in progressive community care.

The hospital is uniquely positioned with cutting edge technology, expansive new facilities and a supportive and welcoming community.

With a focus on patient experience, safe, high quality care and innovation, our dedicated team of physicians, staff and volunteers provides care to over 300,000 patients a year.

The hospital has capacity to grow a number of programs and services as we evolve to meet the needs of our growing community.

We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost.

Are you ready to join us?

Who you are :

You are an innovative and patient centered individual who provides excellence within their profession

You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills

You have vision, flexibility, transparency, honesty and practicality

You are organized, accurate, able to multi task and meet deadlines

You support the patient experience, your colleagues and others cultural and spiritual beliefs

You encompass MSH’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage

What we need :

As a member of an inter-disciplinary team and part of our dynamic Mental Health Services, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, participating, and evaluating recreational programs that meet the needs of our inpatient, outpatient, and community programming.

The role includes : performing leisure assessments and providing leisure counseling for adults; facilitating life skills groups (I.

e Leisure and Wellness, Social Skills); committee work; working with volunteers and students, and; care coordination of patients attending the Day Program and providing activation therapy for seniors.

Work Schedule :

The successful candidate will work be evening and weekends. Schedules may change based on departmental needs.

Compensation : $31.22- $36.61 per hour

What you bring to MSH :

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Recreation Therapy, or related degree plus post-graduate education in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Member is good standing with the Therapeutic Recreation of Ontario (TRO)
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years'' previous related experience in a health care facility, preferably in a psychiatric setting
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated good attendance record with the ability to maintain this same standard
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required.
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