Job Posting 75146

Recreation Therapist/Aide - Eventide Home
The Salvation Army
Calgary area
Niagara Falls, ON
closed 4 days ago (Wed, 15 Sep)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $21.26-$22.24 per hour

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

 

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Vision Statement

We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.

 

Core Values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

 

Position Purpose summary:

 

This is a casual position with no guarantee of hours. Although there are no weekly hours of work guaranteed for this position, there is the potential of working up to 40 hours per week during the current pandemic. Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  The operational hours of this facility are 24 hours per day.

 

This is a unionized facility.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Plans, schedules, implements, promotes and evaluates monthly and annual activities and events, which are in keeping with the interest and capabilities of all Residents.
  • Record information about Residents on relevant forms and maintain daily documentation concerning the Resident’s participation and abilities in activities.
  • Participate and/or chair meetings as assigned or required.
  • Maintain close liaison with departments, volunteers, families, Residents and community groups.
  • Perform errands outside Home.
  • Responsible for development and revision of program plans as required.
  • Encourages and motivates Residents to participate in activities, ensuring accessibility (prompting, reminding or portering).
  • Prepares supplies and equipment necessary for program delivery.
  • Ongoing education and upgrading/training may be required to perform therapy as prescribed by the Physio and/or occupational therapists.
  • Performs A.D.L. (Activities of Daily Living) duties such as hygiene, toileting and feeding as necessary on outings.
  • Performs clerical functions specific to the department.
  • Perform other position related duties as required.

 

The above responsibilities must be performed in keeping with The Salvation Army’s Mission, Vision and Values, in a professional manner, upholding our code of conduct.

 

EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • Minimum college diploma in Recreation with emphasis on gerontological and therapeutic studies.
  • Two (2) years Volunteer or 1 year work experience in similar setting. 
  • Basic knowledge of human physiology
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office, ActivityPro, Point Click Care (PCC)
  • Ability to push 250+lbs with assistive device, such as resident in wheelchair
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs occasionally, frequent walking, bending, crouching, and stretching, such as demonstrating activities and exercises
  • Must have considerable patience and understanding with seniors as well as with families and residents who are cognitively impaired
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Experience/Working knowledge in word processing; spread sheet use
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required.  The screening is secured either through the National Canadian Policy Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
  • Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry.
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
  • TB test is required
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

 

Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Screening.

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The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

You must advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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