Humber River Hospital

Recreational Therapist RCC

Posting Date 3 months ago(2/17/2023 10:36 AM)
Seniors' Care
ALC Finch Reactivation Care Centre
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Allied Health

Position Profile

Humber River Hospital. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Since opening our doors in 2015 as North America’s first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team.  At Humber River Hospital, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.   


At Humber River Hospital, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!


Join our team of Recreation Therapists as we work together to deliver compassionate care that is responsive to the healthcare needs of our community. 

At Humber River Hospital we continue to advance the important role we play as we advocate for healthcare initiatives in the diverse community we serve. In December 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), in partnership with multiple hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area, opened a new Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Reactivation Care Centre.


Humber River will be one of the occupying hospitals at this site and as such, we are hiring a Part-Time Recreation Therapist to work in our newly designated Alternative Level of Care (ALC) facility.  

Are you a compassionate Recreation Therapist who is focused on delivering high-quality, safe-care? If yes, we invite you to read the details below then apply.


Reporting Relationship: Manager of Allied Health Services & Outpatient Rehab

Hourly Rate Range: $29.54-$35.60

Location: Central Reactivation Care Centre – 2115 Finch Avenue (subject to change)


Position Responsibilities: 


  • Developing, designing, implementing and evaluating individualized and group therapeutic recreational/leisure/life skills programs and special events.
  •  Supporting and encouraging the development of functional and acceptable social skills for patients in the ALC Reactivation Care Centre.
  • Providing consultation services with Health professionals when requested.
  • Recording patient assessment, progress and discharge status, in accordance with department and hospital policy.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with other Allied and medical team members to coordinate patient care intervention with recreation therapy activities.
  • Providing supervision and support to a group volunteers who assist inpatients with  various social activities.
  • Developing linkages with community agencies so that patients become more aware of recreational supports once discharged
  • Availability to work weekdays, weekends, and statutory holidays will be required on a rotational basis to support a 7-day model of Recreation Therapy services.



  • Degree in Therapeutic Recreation or Recreation & Leisure Studies with Therapeutic Recreation focus or University Degree in Human Sciences with a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  • Ensure professional practices and ethics are followed as governed by professional organization affiliation as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) with the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC)
  •  Minimum of 1-2 years of direct experience in working with Inpatients.
  • Experience working with an ALC patient population is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the network of Community services and agencies serving patients in the community (Toronto area).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required in order to facilitate effective communication with patients, team members and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize a varied workload.
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to respond rapidly and decisively to crisis situations.
  • Availability to work during the weekday, weekends, and statutory holidays.
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.

Why Humber? Why Now?


Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.

We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.

Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practises.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


 This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


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