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Recreation Assistant, Career Opportunity in Mississauga, Ontario

Job description

The ideal candidate will be a cheerful person who will assist coordinate activity programs to meet the residents’ interests and needs. The Recreation Assistant possesses the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate diversified programs and services to meet the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of all residents on the assisted living floor.

Required Skills

The incumbent will have a minimum of one (1) – three (3) years experience with activity planning, excellent computer skills, and a valid Class 4 driver’s license. A Degree or Diploma in Recreation/Activation/Leisure studies or a related field is required along with current first aid and CPR certification. Availability to work days, evenings and weekends is also required.

Drawing on their excellent communication and organizational skills, the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identifying and assessing the residents’ needs to develop fulfilling activities;
  • Encouraging resident participation in programs;
  • Providing one on one support to residents while promoting interrelationships within our community;
  • Providing support with the process of forecasting and monitoring expenditures of funds allocated to activation/recreation budgets;
  • Providing residents with a safe and comfortable environment by remaining aware of risk management issues that could compromise safety or incur liability;
  • Maintaining excellent documentation systems;
  • Participating in strategic planning and quality management practices.

Successful candidates must provide a current criminal record check and vulnerable sector search.

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