Explore Careers - Job Market Report
This unit group includes specialized therapists not elsewhere classified who use techniques such as art, athletic, dance, music or recreational therapy or remedial gymnastics to aid in the treatment of mental and physical disabilities. They are employed by establishments such as hospitals, rehabilitation centres, clinics, recreational centres, nursing homes, educational institutions, prisons and day-care facilities or may work in private practice.
art therapist, art therapy consultant, athletic therapist, dance-movement therapy researcher, drama therapist, movement therapist, music therapist, music therapy researcher, recreational therapist, remedial gymnast.
- Assess patients and review reports from physicians, psychiatrists, counsellors, teachers and others to determine patients' current and potential functioning level
- Prepare individualized and group treatment plans either independently or through an interdisciplinary team approach
- Implement treatment plan by carrying out specialized therapy sessions employing techniques such as art, athletic, dance, drama, music or recreational therapy or remedial gymnastics
- Observe and analyze patients during treatment sessions
- Record observations, write progress reports and consult with other health care professionals to evaluate treatment plan
- Initiate, design and implement specialized therapy programs for the general patient population or in the community
- May conduct research in respective field of specialization.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Professional Occupations in Therapy and Assessment in Winnipeg Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The City of Winnipeg unveiled its $30M plan to improve traffic congestion on roads and intersections in the Polo Park neighbourhood over the next two years. Additionally, the plan calls for adding new retail facilities in the community.
- The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corp. plans to start construction on a $27M 14-storey apartment complex in spring 2014, with a completion date scheduled for the fall of 2015. Provincial regulations will ensure affordability for 46-units.
- The City of Winnipeg reached a $600M agreement with the Manitoba Government to complete a rapid-transit bus corridor to connect downtown Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba
- Air Canada plans to close its Winnipeg reservations call centre. The closure affects 77 employees and is expected to be a gradual process.
- Hinduja Global Solutions Canada Inc. expects to hold a job fair at the end of November to determine if the Winnipeg labour market could fill 500-plus positions for a new call-centre
- New Flyer Industries Inc. started production on 50 diesel-electric hybrid buses for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority, with delivery expected by the end of 2013
- Shindico Realty plans to develop a 25-acre open-air shopping centre, consisting of 20 to 30 tenants
- Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Humans Rights has set its opening date for September 20, 2014. Staff will move into the building at the end of December.
- The City of Winnipeg may impose a new $10,000 to $12,000 tax on new home construction; it would generate approximately $30M every year
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