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Recreation Therapy Assistant

Posted Apr 30th, 2024 in Careers

As the only rehabilitation hospital in the Niagara Region, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre provides specialized post-acute hospital care and exceptional clinical outcomes through inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and complex care programs. Our interprofessional team utilizes state of the art equipment to restore health, rebuild lives, and renew hope providing the highest quality of compassionate care to every patient. Hotel Dieu Shaver is where careers begin and flourish.

Position: Recreation Therapy Assistant
Position Type: Casual Part-Time Job Share

SALARY RANGE: $28.92 – $30.44 per hour

The Recreation Therapy Assistant works with the Director and other interprofessional team members to plan and implement safe group and individual leisure/recreation activities for patients. The incumbent is responsible for tasks related to patient/staff safety such as equipment pre-use inspections, activity hazard identification and regular communication with interprofessional team. They will safely operate an accessible vehicle for patient outings. Administrative support tasks related to promoting the department’s services is also completed by the incumbent. The Recreation Therapy Assistant will collect accurate workload data and document work completed in the patients record.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Plan, implement, promote, coordinate, and evaluate group/individual goal-driven recreation programs and outings for Inpatients
  • Coordinate and monitor students/volunteers that are assigned to assist with the program
  • Records accurate and timely patient records and workload statistics
  • Possess excellent organizational skills
  • Have the ability to work both independently and to function as a team member
  • Porter patient/residents to and from programs as required
  • Other job duties as required

The successful candidate will possess:

  • A two-year Diploma in Recreation Therapy from a recognized college
  • Recent related experience in a rehabilitation setting required, preferably with an adult population
  • A valid class “F” driver’s licence
  • Standard First Aid and CPR (level C) required
  • The capability of initiating action and flexibility in day-to-day work
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable utilizing computers for documents, workload and patient records    
  • Proficiency in both official languages (English and French) will be considered an asset

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption based on medical or other ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are interested in serving our community in an environment of holistic and compassionate care and would like to join our team, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter.



Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Human Resources Department
541 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2T 4C2

Fax: (905) 687-3228

Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than 1600 hours on Monday, May 13, 2024.

Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request throughout the recruitment process.               

We thank all applicants for their reply and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted by the Human Resources Department.

Renewing Hope. Rebuilding Lives.

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a specialty hospital that excels in providing rehabilitation and complex care to thousands of patients across the Niagara Region.

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