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Recreational Therapist needed in Canada by Wing Kei 

Recreational therapists plan, direct, and coordinate recreation-based treatment programs for people with disabilities, injuries, or illnesses. These therapists use a variety of modalities, including arts and crafts; drama, music, and dance; sports and games; aquatics; and community outings to help maintain or improve a patient’s physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Duties

Recreational therapists typically do the following:

  • Assess patients’ needs using observation, medical records, tests, and discussions with other healthcare professionals, patients’ families, and patients
  • Develop treatment plans and programs that meet patients’ needs and interests
  • Plan and implement interventions to support the client in meeting his or her goals
  • Engage patients in therapeutic activities, such as exercise, games, and community outings
  • Help patients learn social skills needed to become or remain independent
  • Teach patients about ways to cope with stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Document and analyze a patient’s progress
  • Evaluate interventions for effectiveness

Recreational therapists help people reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; recover basic physical and mental abilities; build confidence; and socialize effectively.

They use interventions, such as arts and crafts, dance, or sports, to help their patients. For example, a recreational therapist can help a patient who is paralyzed on one side of his or her body by teaching patients to adapt activities, such as casting a fishing rod or swinging a golf club, by using his or her functional side.

Therapists often treat specific groups of patients, such as children with cancer. Therapists may use activities such as kayaking or a ropes course to teach patients to stay active and to form social relationships.

Recreational therapists help people with disabilities integrate into the community by teaching them how to use community resources and recreational activities. For example, therapists may teach a patient who uses a wheelchair how to use public transportation.

Therapists may also provide interventions for patients who need help developing social and coping skills. For example, a therapist may use a therapy dog to help patients manage their depression or anxiety.

Therapists may work with physicians or surgeons, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers, physical therapists, teachers, or occupational therapists. Recreational therapists are different from recreation workers, who organize recreational activities primarily for enjoyment.

Job details

  •  Location: Calgary, AB
  •  Salary: $36.60 to $39.33HOUR hourly for 15 to 22.5 hours per week
  •  Terms of employment: Permanent employment
    Part time
  •  Day, Evening, Weekend
  •  Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  •  Benefits: Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Life Insurance Benefits, RRSP Benefits, Other Benefits
  •  vacancies: 1 vacancy

Job requirements

Languages

English

Education

Bachelor’s degree

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Accreditation or registration with the appropriate national, provincial or territorial professional association; CPR Certificate

Experience

Experience an asset

Specific Skills
Record observations, write progress reports and consult with other health care professionals to evaluate treatment plans; Prepare a treatment plan for each patient; Observe and analyze patients during treatment sessions; Interview patients and review reports from health care professionals to determine patients’ current and potential functioning levels; Initiate, design and implement specialized therapy programs; Implement treatment plans; Conduct research in the field of specialization; Design specialized therapy programs to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement, musculoskeletal functioning and performance in sports, work and recreation
Other Languages
Cantonese; Mandarin
Area of Specialization
Recreational therapy
Security and Safety
Immunization records; Tuberculosis test; Criminal record check
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Attention to detail; Combination of sitting, standing, walking
Work Location Information
Urban area

This employer promotes equal employment opportunities for all job applicants, including those self-identifying as a member of these groups: Visible minorities

How to apply

By email

careers@wingkei.org

Advertised until

2021-08-17

Intended job posting audience

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

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