Recreation Therapist - Addiction Medicine Program ID: 67290

Deadline Date: 2021/10/22

Location:  Guelph

As a Recreation Therapist, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

Hours of Work: Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week. Schedule requires one evening shift/week (12-8) and approximately one Saturday shift/month (8-4)

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 150, Delhi St
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 Health, Art, Culture, Recreation and Sport

• Identify patient-centered goals that lead to outcomes that are meaningful and relevant to the patient and their family, supports and community
• Provide personalized counseling and coaching; develop group and/or individualized programs
• Assume a therapeutic role in the motivation, counselling, supervision and instruction of patients in treatment interventions
• Facilitate and co-facilitate psychoeducational and experiential groups
• Provide the opportunity for leisure skill development in a safe context to experience new behaviours
• Document treatment and ongoing progress on patient, according to Recreation Therapy, Program and Hospital standards.
• Support individual skill development relating to community leisure resources, which promote integration
• Develop, implement, and evaluate programs based on patient needs
• Conduct ongoing assessment of group readiness and participation with respect to mood, social interaction, functional level, attitude, suicide risk, and behaviours affecting the recovery process
• Utilize individualized assessment and determine individualized intervention based on needs, preferences, strengths and goals
• Administer, select, interpret Recreation Therapy assessments to determine leisure functioning, leisure needs/problems, utilizing standardized assessment tools and group process, 1:1 interviews, and observation skills
• Provide individual counselling following Recreation Therapy assessment pertaining to findings and specific needs
• Identify recreation and leisure opportunities in the community and provide consultation to other team members
• Effectively communicate and document results of the assessment to the patient, family and team, according to program/discipline standards


• Bachelor’s Degree; Recreation Therapy
• Experience working with mental health and addictions populations.
• CPR Certification – Mandatory
• Registration (R/TRO) OR Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) required within 1 year of hire
• Working knowledge of cognitive behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy an asset
• Experience with Mindfulness and Yoga instruction preferred
• Personal Training/Group Fitness training an asset Comfortable with public speaking and large group facilitation
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment
• Excellent assessment and communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Engaging, collaborative and creative, astute to clients' needs with the ability to adapt and be flexible
• Good communication and organizational skills

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Health Centre requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

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Employer Contact Information

Contact Name:
 Kathryn Cross
Position Title:
 Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Company Name:
 Homewood Health
 150, Delhi St
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