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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.

Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.

Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.


Job Number: 816627

Category: Allied Health Professionals

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Jan 3, 2018

Employment Opportunity


Law and Mental Health General Rehabilitation Unit A (FGUA)

Complex Mental Illness Program


Position Description:

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is seeking a full-time, permanent Recreationist to work in the Forensic General Unit A (FGUA). Reporting to the Unit Manager, you will work with the inter-professional team to promote a holistic leisure lifestyle by contributing to the social, physical, spiritual, emotional and cognitive needs of clients. You will develop, plan, facilitate, schedule, organize and implement various therapeutic recreation programs. This will be accomplished by conducting assessments, developing individual recreation plans, completing patient documentation, skill instruction, development of program goals and objectives, and evaluating a variety of individual and group recreation programs. You will be expected to contribute to program development, research, and educational activities of the program. You will also provide supervision to students. This position involves regular work hours from Monday to Friday with occasional evenings and weekends as scheduled depending on the needs and activities of the clients. You will also support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. Your initial assignment will be located at 1001 Queen Street West.



The successful candidate must have a degree/diploma in Recreation or Recreation Therapy or a post graduate certificate in Recreation Therapy and good working knowledge of therapeutic recreation principles and practices. You will have a minimum of one-year experience working as a Recreationist in a mental health setting. Eligibility for registration with Therapeutic Recreation Ontario is required. The incumbent must have the ability to facilitate groups, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills to enable you to develop a professional therapeutic relationship with clients and work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team.  You possess the ability to organize and supervise students. You will be reliable, cooperative and client-focused.  You will be a motivated team player who shows initiative. Experience in working with individuals with severe mental illness and knowledge of the Ontario Review Board process is required. First Aid, CPR and Management of Aggressive Behaviour training is desirable.  Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is an asset.


Please Note:                    This full-time, permanent position is a part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.


Salary Range:               $28.30 to $32.60 per hour


CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital. 

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.



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