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Diversional Therapist

Also known as Recreational Therapist.

Plans, designs, coordinates and implements recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • planning and implementing leisure activity programs for individuals in health care and in the community to assist in their social development, and promote their sense of wellbeing
  • identifying individual needs through task analysis
  • evaluating and assessing clients' levels of abilities, interests, needs, strengths and weaknesses, and their ability to carry out a range of tasks and interact with others
  • maintaining a knowledge of resources available within a facility and within the community
  • organising leisure and recreational events
  • assisting with training and supervising volunteers and staff
  • providing information on available support resources within the local community
  • encouraging and supporting clients to take part in activities suited to their particular needs and interests
Specialisations
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Activities Officer
Job prospects for Diversional Therapists in Victoria

Occupation in the Diversional Therapists group include Diversional Therapist

Employment prospects
There are currently 1,300 Diversional Therapists in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are weak.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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