Recreational Therapy Assistant (Part Time/ Full Time)
We are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Recreational Therapy Assistant to join our dynamic team. As a Recreational Therapy Assistant, you will work under the supervision of licensed recreational therapists to implement therapeutic activities and programs designed to improve the physical, emotional, and social well-being of our clients.
- Assist in the planning, organization, and implementation of recreational therapy programs.
- Engage clients in a variety of therapeutic activities, including sports, games, arts and crafts, and outdoor excursions.
- Collaborate with recreational therapists to assess clients' needs and progress.
- Maintain accurate records of client participation and behavior during therapy sessions.
- Ensure a safe and supportive environment for clients, addressing any concerns promptly.
- Provide assistance with the setup and cleanup of therapy sessions.
- Provide transportation to and from recreational activities.
- Minimum of a college post-secondary diploma in a relevant field; additional education or certification in recreational therapy is a plus.
- Previous experience in a similar role or a strong interest in recreational therapy.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Basic understanding of therapeutic principles and techniques.
- Possession of a valid 'G' driver's license.
- Reliable transportation for transporting clients to and from recreational activities.
- CPR and First Aid certification required.
- Availability to work evenings and weekends is a plus.
- 20-40hrs a week