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Recreation Therapist Full Time, Job Offer in Toronto, Ontario

Job description

Our ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Degree or Diploma in Recreation & Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university, required
  • Minimum three (3) years' experience working in a Recreation setting, required
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, planning, executing and evaluating recreational activities and therapeutic programs for Seniors.
  • Ability to initiate new, creative and innovative programming ideas
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English language required.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, or in a cooperative team environment

Able to meet the physical stress of running recreational programs, including but not limited to:

  • Lifting up-to 40 lbs
  • Pushing, pulling wheeled carts up-to 50 lbs
  • Frequent bending, stretching/reaching, walking and standing for prolonged periods of time
  • Competency in documentation practices and computer applications (ie. MS Word, Excel, Activity Pro, Point Click Care, MDS)
  • Positive attitude, compassionate and energetic personality to represent Shepherd Village in a professional and positive manner.
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