Recreation Therapist-Geriatric Psychiatry

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Hamilton, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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SUMMARY:
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.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation Diploma Required
  • Current designation of R/TRO, R/TRO DIP and/or Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) designation with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) is preferred
  • Membership in Therapeutic Recreation Ontario an asset
  • TRO member in good standing and working towards registration - R/TRO or R/TRO DIP
  • Current First Aid, CPR certification, CPI, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA) and/or CTI Community Worker Safety Strategies, as relevant to the client population and clinical setting
  • Minimum one year related clinical experience in Therapeutic Recreation with specific client population and clinical setting preferred
  • 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
  • Critical thinking skills for developing individualized treatment plans, resourcing, group and individual interventions
  • Proficient computer skills for report writing, assessments etc.
  • Acts as a preceptor to students and provides guidance and leadership to volunteers
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • 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