Reports to: Registered Nurse/Rest Home Manager

Main objectives: Plan and facilitate leisure programmes that enhance the emotional, social and physical well-being of the individuals.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Talk to participants’ families to gain an understanding of the person, and their needs and interests.
  • Plan and conduct treatment for individuals and groups using vocational, intellectual, physical and social activities. Encourage participation and enjoyment in these events and activities
  • Assist in restoring or reinforcing function using the process of activity analysis and adaption relevant to the life role of the patient.
  • Monitor and report on the patient’s progress and gather relevant data.
  • Discuss participants’ progress with medical and other professionals, and families.

Typical qualifications and experience: May have English qualification, otherwise skilled in crafts. Need National Certificate in Diversional Therapy (Level 4) to register.