Recreation Therapy Assistant Job at Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga, ON

Job Description:
Position: Recreation Therapy Assistant

Status: Full-time

File #: 2021-21853

Program: Primary Care, Rehabilitation, CCC, Palliative Care & Senior’s Services Program

Site: Trillium Health Partners – Moir Family Centre for Complex Continuing Care – QHC

Posted: June 10, 2021

Internal Deadline: June 17, 2021

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community – patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan – quality, access and sustainability – anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients – inside and outside the hospital.

At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!


We are recruiting for a highly skilled, creative and energetic Recreation Therapy Assistant with advanced critical thinking and interprofessional skills. As a member of the interprofessional team you will have the opportunity to provide care for adult patients (18+) with medically complex conditions. We are located at the Moir Family Centre for Complex Continuing Care at the Queensway Health Centre (located at 150 Sherway Drive in West Toronto).

  • The location of any vacancy/position may be changed or reassigned as per operational needs

Job Description:
Recreation Therapy utilizes recreation and leisure opportunities to maximize independence, quality of life and promote an optimal leisure lifestyle.

Reporting to the Manager (Complex Continuing Care) the successful candidate will work under the direction of a Recreation Therapist to deliver recreation therapy services. The Recreation Therapy Assistant will assist in the delivery of goal-oriented programs and services to meet the leisure-related needs of patients. The Recreation Therapy Assistant is responsible for program development and program delivery in collaboration with the Recreation Therapist, as well as program observation and reporting, in addition to indirect client activities. The Recreation Therapy Assistant will provide input which will enable the Recreation Therapist to conduct assessments, develop intervention plans or evaluate a patient’s progress in relation to the intervention plan. The Recreation Therapy Assistant will practice in accordance with the Standards of Practice set out by Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO), and must also perform in accordance with the mission, vision, values and philosophy of THP.

Key Qualifications:
Post-Secondary education in Therapeutic Recreation or related field from a recognized college

Membership with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario is an asset

Experience providing both individual and group recreation therapy intervention, including adapting therapeutic modalities to support medically complex patients, including individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, and mental health needs

Reliable and self-directed, with demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with interprofessional team

Demonstrated leadership skills and evidence of continuing education

Awareness of or involvement in current Recreation Therapy practice provincially/nationally

Excellent organisational skills

Excellent interprofessional and communication skills

Current BCLS is recommended

Gentle Persuasive Approach training is an asset

Food Handler/Safety training or willing to obtain

Proficiency in creating documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required

Patient Care Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Works collaboratively with the Recreation Therapist and receives and implements Recreation Therapy treatment plans from Recreation Therapist

Participate, as part of the interprofessional team in provision of treatment and evaluation of each patient’s response to intervention

Communicate patient treatment program, and progress with other health care professionals involved in the patient’s care and share responsibility for development and implementation of interprofessional care where indicated

Participate in monthly professional practice meetings, business meetings and program meetings

Assist and participate in developing, implementing and practicing quality improvement within the program/unit, including Recreation Therapy program evaluation

Liaises with external care providers, including volunteers, to ensure care needs are met and safety is maintained

Maintain and research community partnerships with community programs/services for effective discharge planning, where indicated

Non-Patient Care Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Document current and timely progress notes for all referred patients while following the professional standards

Document required workload measurement data in a timely and accurate manner

Assist in the education, supervision and orientation of Recreation Therapy interns/students/volunteers in the hospital

Provide clinical teaching, mentoring and/or supervision for students. Engage with inter-professional education experiences with students of all health disciplines

Maintains recreation and leisure related equipment and supplies

Engage in ongoing reflective practice, stay current in the field of Recreation Therapy, and participate in opportunities for ongoing professional development. Participation and presentation at internal and/or external in-services and forums is encouraged.

Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.

To pursue this career opportunity, please visit our website: www.trilliumhealthpartners.ca

Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing, based on our values compassion, excellence and courage. To be Better Together, we commit to fostering a respectful workplace culture that promotes a safe and supportive environment for everyone who provides care, supports caregiving, receives care or visits the hospital.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About the Company

Company: Trillium Health Partners –

Company Location:  Mississauga, ON

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