Job Details - Recreation Therapist - 1 Year Term

Recreation Therapist - 1 Year Term

Eskasoni Mental Health Services

Full-Time Contract


Eskasoni Mental Health Services is dedicated to providing high-quality mental health and addiction services, across the lifespan, that are culturally appropriate, community-based and community-led. We aim to achieve excellence in mental health and addiction service delivery by working as individuals, as a team, and as a community to create healthy people and a healthy community. Our employees enjoy a casual work environment, opportunities for development, and a real opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for individuals not just with strong clinical skills (although this is the priority) but also those with an openness to sharing their creative talents or passions to enhance the well-being of our community, clients, and our workplace.

This position is a one-year term with the possibility of renewed funding.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for the assessment of a client’s recreational and leisure needs, setting realistic goals/objectives with clients and their families/supports;
  • Provides direct Recreational Therapy and Family support services, including screening, assessment, intervention, consultation, knowledge transfer, aftercare and treatment services;.
  • Assists the Eskasoni Mental Health Services, Health Center Medical staff and ACCESS-OM Teams in developing and implementing programs and activities, including sport/recreation/ cultural/traditional.
  • Provide client and family centered care which enables clients to acquire skills, knowledge and behavior that will allow them to incorporate positive recreation and leisure experiences as part of a healthy lifestyle approach.
  • Will work with Youth Peer Support Workers to increase their skills and build capacity

Successful Candidates Will Have:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation or a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and be Registered, or eligible to be registered, with a governing and licensing Board.
  • At least (1) one year relevant experience in the delivery of a full range of recreational therapy services.
  • Take charge attitude with the ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced growing community health/mental health care facility;
  • Current First Aid, CPR, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certification.

How to Apply:

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Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to by April 16, 2021.
Please note: selected candidates will be required to submit to a Criminal Records Check and Sexual Abuse Registry. 

While we sincerely appreciate all applicants, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. We follow NSHA salary scale.

Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Eskasoni 3
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Eskasoni Mental Health Services
NOC Code
Other professional occupations in therapy and assessment (3144)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined (Negotiable)
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
May 3rd 2021
End Date
May 2nd 2022
Language Proficiency Level
Elementary (CLB 4)
Posted on
April 7th 2021
April 17th 2021