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Therapeutic Recreation Assistant - Weekend Respite 

Category Recreation and Arts  
Req Number REC-19-00014  
Department Respite 

Work type Casual 

Grade None Specified 

FTE cas 

Posting Close Date 09/13/2019 


Key Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision of a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, facilitates planning, implementation and evaluation of respite recreation programs for clients
  • Follows the hospital's philosophy regarding client and family-centred care
  • Provides a safe and age appropriate ‘fun' atmosphere that fosters the development of leisure
  • Adheres to and ensures the maintenance of the Standards of Practice as outlined by Therapeutic Recreation Ontario
  • Identifies personal and professional learning needs and establishes goals
  • Identifies practice issues and participates in their resolution
  • Remains current with professional literature related to Therapeutic Recreation & Best Practice Evidence
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment and advances a culture of client/patient safety through work and daily practices
  • Regular Sunday afternoon/evening shift, availability for additional on-call shifts


  • Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation from a recognized Canadian College
  • Maintains current certificate in Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Life Saving Course (BCLS) and Standard First Aid
  • R-TRO DIP designation
  • Experience working with children and adolescents with physical disabilities and their families is preferred
  • Experience planning and facilitating group recreational programs is essential
  • Proven ability to relate well to professionals, children, adolescents and family members
  • Ability to manage flexible working hours and fluctuating responsibilities
  • Proven ability to organize time, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Ability to provide recreation programs that are safe, quality driven and engaging for clients
  • Must be available to work weekends
  • Previous experience working with volunteers and students
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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