Recreation therapy aide

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Calgary

Website Extendicare

Job Description

Recreation Therapy Aide – Extendicare Hillcrest

Candidates are invited to apply for the Recreation aide part time (0.7 fte) positions to work at Extendicare Hillcrest, a 112-bed long-term care home, located in Calgary, Alberta.

Reporting directly to the Program Managers, the aide carries out activity programs as per unit recreation calendar with residents, but this is not limited too.


The incumbent will report to the Program Manager and work collaboratively with the therapist.
Plan, implement and evaluate both individual and group activation program based on assessed needs and as assigned by the supervisor.
Set up and clean activity area as necessary and transport residents to and from programs. Monitor the behavior and condition of residents during programs and report any significant changes to the supervisor and nursing staff as appropriate.
Maintain program and resident records according to department policy. Communicate participation by residents to registered staff.
Work cooperatively with other departments to meet resident needs.

In the interest of the safety of residents and family members, employees while on duty are accountable to carry out all duties assigned within the scope of their job in compliance with applicable legislation, standards, and company policy.
Completes tasks as assigned by the therapists and Program Manager for the benefit of the resident which is not limited to the above.


Post-secondary qualifications in recreation therapy aide, therapeutic recreation or other related field from a community college or university or enrolled in same required. If enrolled, must complete program within 3 years of hire date.
Knowledge and demonstrated experience in one-one/group program planning, implementation, and evaluation for both well and the cognitively impaired.
Demonstrate able to read and write as well as to understand verbal and written instructions in English
Knowledge / experience working within Recreation focusing seniors
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and to maintain positive relationships with residents, families, and staff
Ability to work alone and with others but manage time effectively.
Works collaboratively with the health care team and acts as a champion of customer satisfaction and customer service
Satisfactory employment record required.

CLOSING DATE: April 8, 2024

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Time Type:

Part timeWhen you choose to build your career with Extendicare, you’re joining a team dedicated to making a difference. By focusing our energy on enriching the lives of our residents every day, we transform both the quality of their lives and the quality of our own work experiences.

If you have a passion for caring, turn it into a rewarding career with Extendicare!

Extendicare and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes upon request.


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