Program Therapist - Temporary Full Time

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Cedarvale Terrace
  • Full-time
  • Programs

Position Summary:

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


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


Qualifications and Experience:

• 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


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