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

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QUALITY OF LIFE AIDE
(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:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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


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