Diversional therapists provide recreational and leisure services for individuals in healthcare centres and in the community to encourage them to take part in activities, assist in their social development and promote a sense of wellbeing.
Duties & Tasks
Diversional therapists may perform the following tasks:help clients to identify their preferred recreational activitiesencourage and support clients to take part in activities suited to their particular needs and interestsprovide information on resources available within the local community and from associated agenciesperform administrative dutiesarrange for the purchase of leisure and recreational supplies and equipmentorganise leisure and recreational eventstrain and supervise volunteersencourage interaction between clients and the community.
Diversional therapists work with a wide range of clients whose needs arise from ageing, physical or intellectual disabilities, mental illness or undergoing medical treatment. They work alongside other health and community workers to help clients reach their full potential.
- enjoy helping and interacting with people interested in leisure and recreation as a way of promoting wellbeing sensitive to the needs of a wide range of individuals able to work as part of a team able to coordinate and lead group activities.