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RECREATION SERVICES ASSISTANT

 

Job ID: 23706

Job Category: Community & Social Services

Division & Section: Seniors Services & Long Term Care, LTC Regional Services

Work Location: Various, please see below

Job Type & Duration: Part-time, Ongoing

Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $30.50 - $33.44, (2022 rate). TH0095, wage grade 7

Shift Information: between Monday to Sunday, up to 35 hours per week (includes days, evenings,& weekends)

Affiliation: L79 PT LTCH&S

Number of Positions Open: TBC

Location and Shift Information: This posting may be used to fill upcoming vacancies across our10 Long-Term Care homes as they arise.

 

 

Major Responsibilities:

 

  • Implements and conducts activation, recreation and social programs i.e. discussion groups, fun and fitness, activities of daily living or special events. Explains, demonstrates and assists participants in performing activities.
  • Plans programs by gathering information concerning practicality and cost of activities Attends team meetings, presenting alterations/adaptations in programming and gathering resident information to assist in establishing goals and strategies.
  • Incorporates activation fitness and rehabilitative care activities, as prescribed by Home Physician or medical specialists, into individual programs (e.g., walking, stretching, etc.).
  • Documents residents' interests/needs and progress. Maintains documentation regarding assessment, progress, and involvement of residents in program, resident activation goals and strategies on individualized care plans. Chairs team conferences as a member of Home/divisional committees.
  • Coordinates activities by obtaining adequate supplies; distributing, and writing information/flyers; collecting funds
  • Accompanies residents on outings, arranging for transportation, tickets/reservations, ensuring dietary needs can be met. Promotes resident safety.
  • Liaises with residents, staff, volunteers, family and community agencies in gathering and providing information to support activity programs.
  • Directs Youth Trainees, volunteers and students. Evaluates programs and progress of students.
  • Feeds and toilets residents.

 

 Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Possess a post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university or the approved equivalent combination of education and/or experience (As required by Ontario Regulation 79-10).
  2. Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of activation, recreation and social programs in a long term care setting.
  3. Experience in assessing and evaluating resident needs, as well as establishing appropriate goals and strategies.
  4. Experience in applying activation and restorative care principles in a long term care or rehabilitation environment.

 

You must also have:

  • General knowledge of gerontology and geriatrics, related to long term care.
  • Knowledge in applying therapeutic modalities of Recreation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with residents, staff, volunteers and families.
  • Ability to work effectively with residents, staff, students, volunteers, family and community agencies.
  • Ability to motivate individual residents in order to maximize their participation in meaningful leisure activities.
  • Advanced understanding of and ability to apply group dynamic principals.
  • Ability to maintain appropriate documentation on residents' progress, care plans, evaluation tools and audits.
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply a quality improvement approach in the delivery of recreation services.
  • Ability to deliver a high level of Customer Service, Fiscal Accountability, Innovation, Results Orientation and Teamwork.
  • Ability to work flexible time schedules including evenings and weekends, depending on programming needs of the Home.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Word and automated systems (i.e. Point Click Care).
  • Ability to promote Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.

 

Please Note:

  • As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg.79/10).

 

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.