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Recreation Aide, Career Opportunity in London, Ontario

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning, organization and implementation of meaningful programs for the residents, in collaboration with the Recreation Manager & Executive Director;
  • Assists with the maintenance of appropriate department records including assessments, evaluations of planned programs detailing individual participation, charting;
  • Maintains effective communication and good human relations with residents, families, volunteers and staff of other departments, keeping them informed of current and upcoming events;
  • Attends in-service education in order to keep informed of current trends in the total care of the elderly;
  • Participates in team meetings to plan programs with residents' interest in mind;.
  • Facilitating residents to scheduled and pre-arranged outings;
  • Assisting with assessment of individual resident activity levels;
  • Preparing, carrying out and evaluating daily activities;
  • Assisting with meal services as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills

Qualifications

  • College diploma in Recreation, Leisure Studies, Gerontology or equivalent is required;
  • Previous experience working with seniors, particularly in a Long Term Care or Rehabilitative focused setting is an asset;
  • Must have certificate in and/or formal working knowledge of and experience in DementiAbility Methods for Dementia;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent time management, leadership, and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in a second language is an asset;
  • An energetic, compassionate person who enjoys working with the elderly;
  • Valid provincial driver's license to transport residents by van (i.e.: Class 4; Class F).
  • Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).

* Must be available to work a variety of shifts.

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