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Management, Professional, Technical, & Administrative Careers

Position: Ronald McDonald Playroom Staff
Program/Service/Department: Life Skills & Wellness Institute

Competition #: 07-113
Status: Temporary Full Time
Salary: TBD

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates planning, implementation and evaluation of FUN recreation/playroom programs
  • Provides clients with opportunity for FUN and peer interaction
  • Regular maintenance of room and equipment (includes sterilization of toys)
  • Shifts are as follows: Mon – Fri 9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 noon; 1:00  – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monitor and ensure that parents/guardians sign children in and out of program and be aware of parents whereabouts in the event that they are needed
  • Regularly record stats that reflect usage of the playroom
  • Attends and contributes to Therapeutic Recreation meetings
  • Embraces Bloorview’s philosophy regarding family-centred practice
  • Develops and maintains positive and open communication with staff and assigned volunteers
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates volunteers as assigned
  • Maintains current knowledge and training in Bloorview’s Emergency Action Plans and practices safe program implementation within Patient Safety and Risk Management guidelines
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  • Duties as assigned by Snoezelen Coordinator (Snoezelen is a controlled multi-sensory environment designed for individuals with moderate to severe developmental disabilities.  Bloorview runs a community based Snoezelen room and pool program, as well as Snoezelen facilities for inpatients)
  • Adheres to Standards of Practice for Therapeutic Recreation and TRO Code of Ethics
  • Remains current with professional Best Practice


  • Diploma or degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Early Childhood Education or humanities equivalent preferred.
  • Membership in Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO) preferred
  • Maintains current certification in CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Previous work with children with disabilities a must
  • Previous recreation program planning, implementation required
  • Previous experience of facilitating a group
  • Proven ability to be self-directed
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate recreation programs
  • Able to relate well to professionals children, adolescents, family members and volunteers
  • Good at managing fluctuating responsibilities
  • Able to manage flexible working hours
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Able to organize time and meet deadlines
  • Read communication tools e.g. E-mails, and Bulletin Board

All interested candidates are invited to submit their application, quoting the competition number, to:

Human Resources
Bloorview Kids Rehab
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8

Fax: (416) 424-3868

E-mail: humanresources at bloorview dot ca *(see Note below)

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Bloorview Kids Rehab is an equal opportunity employer.

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