Reporting to the Director of Support Services, the Recreation Therapist will lead in-person and virtual programming for people living with dementia. As well, they will design and evaluate recreational programming that is adapted for individual or collective needs.
About Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI)
Located in Montreal, Quebec, Alzheimer Groupe Inc (AGI) is a charitable organization that offers therapeutic programs to individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additionally, AGI provides support services to families and professional care partners, focusing on best practices in dementia care while sensitizing the community through education and awareness.
- Full-time – 35 hours/week
- Monday to Friday
- Occasional evenings as required by activities and programming needs
- Telework as determined by the Executive Director. If employees are required to work from home because of public health mandates, staff are required to be available for emails, calls and meetings during regular business hours providing effective and prompt communication while completing all job responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assess and evaluate client’s abilities.
- Plan and create recreation programming for people with cognitive impairments.
- Along with activity centre team, lead in-person and virtual programming for people living with dementia.
- Evaluate the programs strengths/weaknesses, efficiency, effectiveness in responding to needs of clients and groups.
- Adapt and modify programming to ensure clients’ satisfaction, participation and leisure enjoyment.
- Identify challenges with clients and offer solutions and/or interventions.
- Communicate, collaborate and problem-solve effectively with the interdisciplinary support service team.
- Fulfill administrative duties related to the position including the inputting of statistics, writing daily notes, reports, and participating in clinical meetings etc.,
- Other duties as assigned.
- B.A. in Therapeutic Recreation or a related degree
- Experience working with people living with dementia
- Knowledge of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias and the impact on the individual/family
- Fluent in English and French
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Ability to take initiative and see the big picture
- Ability to integrate and collaborate well with other professionals
- Ability to demonstrate empathy, flexibility and leadership
- Strong ethical standards and respect for client confidentiality
- Following a successful 3-month probationary period:
- 4% vacation indemnity (2 weeks); paid leave during December holidays (dates determined by the Executive Director)
- 2 sick days, 3 personal days, 2 family obligation days per year
- Group Benefits Package that includes Health and Dental, AD&D, life insurance, dependent life insurance, long-term disability, critical illness and access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
- Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan (VRSP)