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Activity Aide, Job Offer in Pickering, Ontario

Job description

Candidates are invited to apply for the above position to work at Orchard Villa, a 233-bed long-term care facility, located in Pickering, Ontario.

The incumbent will report to the Resident Program Manager.


  • 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 behaviour 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.


  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology 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.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent documentation skills.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in one-one/group program planning, implementation and evaluation for both well and the cognitively impaired.
  • Ability to work independently and ability to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to plan, implement, evaluate new ideas, resident programs and volunteer initiatives.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in working with the geriatric population especially those with cognitive impairments.
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