Recreation Therapist (CAS) ID: 59359

Deadline Date: 2019/08/25

Location: Thunder Bay

The Recreation Therapist is responsible for all processes involved in the on-boarding of new clients to the Adult Day Program. The Recreation Therapist maintains and supports the team care model approach, consistent with program operational goals and individual participant goals. This role requires the ability to problem solve, multi-task and prioritize appropriately.

Posting Date:
 Thunder Bay
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Days of work:
 Health, Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport
- Ensures the safety and security of participants and maintains a clean, tidy program environment.
- Receives referrals in order to initiate Intake process.
- Builds trusting relationships with clients and caregivers.
- Develops and maintains individual program plans for clients.
- Guides and directs front line staff in implementing the planned social and recreational activities as appropriate.
- In collaboration with the Adult Day Program team, ensures expected outcomes of care are reflected in client care planning through interdisciplinary and client/family collaboration.
- Organizes and directs staff to provide programs that meet the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of the clients and their overall well-being.
- Provides assistance with Adult Day Learning (ADL) activity including transfers and incontinence care when required.
- Degree or Diploma in Recreation Therapy.
- Additional Diploma in Gerontology and or experience working with older adults, persons with Alzheimer Disease or Dementia an asset.
- Current First Aid/CPR Certification and Food Handler's required.
- Certification in Gentle Persuasive Approach and Montessori Methods an asset.
- Strong computer skills including use of MS Word, Excel and Procura software.
- Experience in managing staff and volunteers preferred
- Must have personal vehicle and possess both a current driver's license and proof of vehicle insurance
- Willingness to travel regularly during the day to support sites and attend meetings.
- Current criminal background check will be requested, including a vulnerable sector screen
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How To Apply:
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Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Marie Imber
Position Title:
 Talent Acquisition Specialist
Company Name:
 VON Canada
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