Recreation Therapist-Geriatric Psychiatry
St Josephs Healthcare Hamilton
West 5th Campus, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
10d ago

TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT : Approximately 8 months


Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, Geriatric Psychiatry Service, the Recreation Therapist provides individual and group therapeutic recreation intervention to older adults with complex psychiatric disorders with behavioural disturbance.


  • Must be a graduate of an accredited Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation & Leisure or Recreation Therapy program at the University or College level or Post-
  • Graduate Certificate with a specialization in Therapeutic Recreation course content

  • Professional TRO member in good standing and working toward registration with TRO (R / TRO) required
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and evaluate recreation activities providing verbal and written feedback to clinical programs, Long Term Care Homes and / or other referral / discharge settings
  • Well developed leadership, organizational and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Adaptable, creative, innovative and flexible
  • Willingness and ability to continue to improve professional competence and knowledge
  • Current First Aid / CPR certification
  • Membership in Therapeutic Recreation Ontario an asset
  • CPI Non Violent Crisis Intervention and / or Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) training an asset; commitment to complete required

  • Plan, implement and evaluate recreation and leisure programs relative to the identified needs of the clients
  • Assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of one-to-one and group therapy that takes place in the hospital setting for both inpatients and registered outpatients
  • Accountability for a monthly budget to implement programs
  • Completion of daily statistics and workload measurements
  • HOURS OF WORK : Rotating shifts

    Rotating shifts

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