Recreation Therapist-Geriatric Psychiatry

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

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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.

  • 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
  • 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
Rotating shifts