Recreation Therapist – FT – Rehab Services OTMH

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Rehab Services
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Posted Date:
Aug 9, 2018
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Non Union
Rehab Services/ Complex Continuing Care
Permanent Full-time
Monday – Friday, Days (hours subject to change based on operational needs)
Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.
As a member of the Complex Continuing Care Unit multidisciplinary patient care team will provide Recreational therapy for patients on the unit. These patients will require complex medical care, Functional Enhancement or Palliative care, all having the ultimate goal of returning to the community. Scheduled evening and /or weekend programming required. As a Team member the Recreational therapist will assist with establishing co-ordinated patient focused goals and discharge plans. The Rec.Therapist will identify through individual assessment, leisure interests and attitudes and provide programs to improve and maintain mental, physical and socio-emotional functioning through individual or group programming. Maintain and build clinical skills through ongoing education and self directed learning. Base Treatment/Program plans on best practice guidelines.
B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies with Specialization in Therapeutic Recreation, or equivalent.
Minimum 1-3 years experience preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational abilities with proven time management skills
Ability to function independently, demonstrate sound problem solving skills and safe work practice.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all team members.
Flexible to meet changing department / service needs
Rehab and / or Geriatric assessment and treatment experience an asset.
Satisfactory employment and attendance record.
Date Posted:
August 9, 2018
Internal applications due by:
August 16, 2018
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at
directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.
We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.
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Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. , We ask for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.