Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Full Time in Toronto, ON

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Branch Toronto ON CA

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Toronto, ON

Provides leisure counselling and education for clients and families upon discharge. Completes assessments that determine the client’s recreation interests and…

Key Responsibilities

  • Completes assessments that determine the client’s recreation interests and goals
  • Develops a treatment plan that reflects collaboration and communication with the client, family and team as appropriate
  • Implements treatment plans ensuring the safety and well-being of clients
  • Safely maintains equipment for client use
  • Provides leisure counselling and education for clients and families upon discharge
  • Evaluates client progress and goal attainment making revisions to treatment plan as necessary
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of programs and makes appropriate recommendations for change
  • Complies with the documentation policy outlined by Holland Bloorview
  • Documents accurate workload statistics
  • Participates actively in departmental meetings
  • Works closely with the other recreation & life skill staff to ensure an integrated approach to care
  • Participates in the training and supervision of students and recreation therapist assistants
  • Identifies personal and professional learning needs and establishes goals
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices


  • Bachelors Degree in Recreation, with Therapeutic Recreation emphasis
  • R-TRO Designation
  • Maintain updated CPR status as required
  • Valid Ontario Class “F” Drivers licence – preferred
  • Previous job related experience required, including knowledge of paediatric rehabilitation including Brain Injury, Specialized Orthopaedics and Development, and Complex Continuing Care
  • Experience working in the field of Therapeutic Recreation, preferably with children who have a physical disability
  • Written and verbal English language communication skills required to effectively communicate with clients, families and members of the interdisciplinary team
  • Proven ability to measure service effectiveness and efficiency
  • Demonstrates ability to organize time and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrates initiative and self direction
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively and efficiently manage fluctuating clinical responsibilities
  • Proven ability to work with clients, individuals and in a group setting
  • Proven ability to be an effective member of an inter-professional team
  • Demonstrates knowledge of evidence based practice in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Access to a vehicle preferred

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-18
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