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

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