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Posting # 42843 - [ OPSEU Paramed ]
Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Veterans Care Program - 1 position
Veterans Care Program
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Full Time


The Veterans Care Program assists veterans whose daily functioning is affected by physical, emotional or cognitive health problems which prevent them from continuing to live in the community. We provide care that promotes health and well-being and meets the social and spiritual needs of veterans who need assistance with activities of daily living.

As a valued member of the interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will interact with other health professionals to provide therapeutic recreation assessment, intervention and program planning on an individual and group basis in a resident-focused environment. The successful candidate will work with geriatric residents and patients to provide care that will assist and support them, meeting their evident and anticipated needs, to promote health and to enhance well-being and quality of life. The successful candidate will also work with volunteers, external agencies and interdisciplinary staff on community outings, large group activities and re-integration programs.This role requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. This position does require some evening and weekend shifts.



Essential Qualifications

  • University Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a Therapeutic Recreation focus or University Degree in Human Sciences or Services with a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Current membership with Therapeutic Recreation of Ontario (TRO)
  • Class F Licence or ability to obtain within the probationary period
  • Valid First Aid Certification
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, and implement a personalized approach to service delivery within the guidelines of the Therapeutic Recreation Service Delivery Model in accordance with TRO standards of practice
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with dementia, cognitive and physical impairments
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience as a therapeutic recreation professional
  • Experience working with a geriatric population
  • Smart Serve certification
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: June 24, 2020
Submission deadline: June 30, 2020

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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