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Program Therapist

Date Posted: Thursday June 01, 2017

Schedule: Temporary Full Time – 1 year maternity leave coverage

Available: Immediate

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Participates as a member of the multidisciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate programs, outings and events that meet the residents’ physical, social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and cultural needs.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

• Has a post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university
• Or must have held a program therapist position at a different LTCH without meeting the updated qualifications set out in the Regulation, on the condition that the person has had (3) years full-time experience in the position during the (5) years immediately before being hired at the different LTCH or the equivalent part-time experience in the position during the (7) years immediately before being hired at the different LTCH.
• Experience working with seniors
• Experience planning, implementing and evaluating programs
• Computer literate
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent organization skills
• Knowledge of RAI-MDS – AIS certified, if not must be completed successfully within one (1) year of being hired.
• Second Language (Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, and Eastern European languages are an asset)
• CPR and First Aid qualifications

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:


• Complete initial and ongoing programs assessments as necessary to determine residents’ recreation and rehabilitation needs.
• Complete documentation and accurate records as required including: Program guides, participation tracking, monthly statistics, Intake documentation, Quarterly documentation, MDS/RAPS, regular are
plan updates based on residents’ status, progress notes
• Plan and implement programs based on resident assessments completed
• Offer new, creative and innovative recreational programs to residents on an ongoing basis
• Facilitate one-on-one and small group programs on unit
• Facilitate or co-facilitate large group weekly programs including religious services and
entertainment performances
• Plan and implement special events, community based programs and outings
• Provide palliative care interventions as needed
• Evaluate and make adaptations to programs as appropriate

 

 

We are committed to meet the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), should you require accommodation of any nature please notify us in order that we may provide equal access for this opportunity.

Applications to be submitted to Cedarvale Terrace Long Term Care Home
via email at cedarvaleterrace@cedarvaleterrace.ca or by fax at (416) 928-1965.

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.