Recreation Therapy Assistant


Job Posting:  Recreation Therapy Assistant

Department: Programs
Position: Recreation Therapy Assistant
Position Status: Permanent Full Time 12:00-8:00pm (Evenings & Weekends)
Commencement of Position (approximately): ASAP


  • Diploma in Activation Techniques, Recreation Therapy, Gerontology, Dementia Studies or equivalent from college or University.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a Long Term Care setting
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow direction and work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of programming needs for older adults diagnosed with dementia
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Basic computer skills
  • Italian Speaking is an asset
  • Good attendance record required

Job Duties:

  • Assist in the development of recreation and leisure services
  • Implement the day to day programming needs of residents under the direct supervision of the Manager of Recreation and Volunteer Services
  • Assist in the completion and posting of monthly calendars outlining programs and services available to residents and families
  • Assist with outings and Special Events
  • Assist in the coordination of external groups to provide in house programs
  • Participation in necessary committee structures related to resident care and services
  • Completion of documentation required by the facility and regulatory bodies
  • Participate in all mandatory in-services provided by the facility
  • Participate in the facility’s quality management and risk management program
  • All other duties assigned.

Wage Rate: As per the Collective Agreement Wage Grid

Work Schedule: Permanent Full Time 12:00-8:00pm (Days, Evenings, & Weekends)