Diversional Therapists

Diversional Therapists

Diversional Therapists plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individuals

Diversional Therapists

Gold Coast study options include:

Job Demand: Medium

Average weekly wage: $1,021

Where you could work:

  • Queensland Health: Queensland Health
  • Aged Care Centres: Bluecare

Diversional Therapists do the following tasks:

  • 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 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
  • adapting programs to suit individual clients' needs, interests, skills and abilities