Quality of Life Aide (Recreation Assistant)
Extendicare - Red Deer, AB

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(Recreation Assistant)
Extendicare Michener Hill

Candidates are invited to apply for the following position of Quality of Life Aide available with the Recreation Department for Extendicare Michener Hill, a new facility and home to 220 Continuing care residents located in Red Deer, Alberta.

o 0.6 fte 46.5 hours biweekly as per master rotation days/evenings/weekends

The successful candidate will be responsible for and have the following qualifications:


Reporting to the Recreation Director, the Quality of Life Aide will:

  • Provide meaningful and engaging activities for residents using a holistic approach
  • Plan recreation activities in correlation with monthly calendar
  • Facilitate recreation programs, entertainment and special events
  • Communicate with professional staff when resident may need specific therapeutic interventions
  • Porter residents to and from facility activities and events
  • Work to provide therapy and intervention that focus on all domains: cognitive, social, physical, sensory and spiritual
  • Communicate with other Quality of Life Aides to provide programs
  • Work with volunteers by helping to facilitate resident interactions and programs
  • Provide evening and weekend programming


  • Diploma in Recreation required
  • Experience working in recreation preferably in long term care setting or with seniors programming
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong organization, planning, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to be creative and flexible
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively

Positions offer competitive salary and benefits as per collective agreement with starting salary $17.73 per hour.

CLOSING DATE: June 15th, 2014 (or when suitable candidate is found)

Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to:

Melissa D’Souza
Recreation Director
Extendicare Michener Hill

Telephone: (403)-348-0340 ext. 8216 Fax: (403)-348-5970