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Posted 10.05.22 in EmploymentBack

Job Posting #: 1757-22-2

Position Summary

The Recreation Therapist (RT) supports client well-being through the use and/or enhancement of leisure and free time engagements. The RT works in a team environment to assess, support, and monitor Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) clients on the waitlist, engaging in outpatient therapy, intensive services, and/or in live-in treatment. The RT supports clients to improve and maintain their skills and functional leisure abilities in the areas of physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning. The RT will provide assessments, contribute to treatment plans, and deliver one-to-one and group recreation therapy sessions. The RT will work in a variety of environments, including home, school, virtual, live-in treatment and community settings. The RT will consult and liaise with CYMH staff, community service providers, and families to support the transitions of a young person into or out of service and to ensure services meet the needs of the client.

Hours of Work

Permanent full-time (35 hours per week)


Hourly Rate/Salary

Minimum $25.99 to maximum $32.89 per hour

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date

This posting will remain open until the position has been filled


As a condition of employment, successful candidates are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Hands will engage in reasonable workplace accommodation, short of undue hardship, for any successful candidate who has a documented exemption under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hands’ COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and associated Procedures can be found on our website:   https://thefamilyhelpnetwork.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/COVID-19-Vaccination-Policy-and-Procedures-EN-R-10.20.21.pdf

Application Process

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca is an equal opportunity employer and we value the importance of diversity, dignity and worth of every individual in the workplace. Hands offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by Hands regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward your resume and cover letter, quoting competition #1757-22-2 to

Human Resources

Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca

391 Oak Street East

North Bay, Ontario P1B 1A3

[email protected]