Job Comp #: 2023-ARCREC-02 Facility: The Meadows ARC
Opening Date: March 23/23 Closing Date: April 6/23
Successful applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search)and Proof of Vaccination to human resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.
The Recreation Programmer reports to the Recreation Manager and is accountable for the collaborative design, implementation, coordination and evaluation of person centered care related to resident’s recreational and leisure wellbeing. The Recreation Programmer ensures that the program establishes and achieves the goals that align with the mission and values of the organization.
Ø Collaborate in assessing the recreation needs and requirements of all residents to determine program offerings.
Ø Plan and implement recreation programs in order to ensure that activities and events are made available for all residents.
Ø Develop/ follow up with goals and create new and appropriate recreational opportunities for all residents.
Ø Supervise and lead program activities.
Ø Evaluate effectiveness of all programs and identify where new programs are needed.
Ø Develop specialized activities for residents unable to attend regularly scheduled programs.
Ø Liaise with the community to develop and enhance the volunteer program and aid with fundraising efforts.
Ø Attend and prepare minutes for Resident Council and distribute as required.
Ø Collaborate in developing a monthly recreation calendar of events for approval of Recreation Manager.
Ø Maintain program documentation (where appropriate).
Ø Schedule community outings based on interest of residents and arrange for transportation.
Ø Attend team meetings and education sessions related to recreation programming.
Ø Participate in professional association (VRPH/ NSRPH) meetings (where appropriate).
Ø Attend in-service and other educational opportunities as available.
Ø Promote recreation programs in order to ensure that residents and families are aware of available activities.
Ø Collaborate in the organization, purchase and maintenance of recreation department resources.
Ø Work collaboratively within the MMCG recreation department.
Ø Maintain confidentiality concerning resident information in accordance with PHIA (NS Personal Health Information Act) as well as employee and department information.
Ø Other duties as assigned.
Ø Completion of a Recreation Degree or Recreation Diploma, or related Degree or Diploma with a specialization in recreation/leisure/community development.
Ø Experience planning recreation programs & activities for adults in long term care settings.
Ø Interpersonal skills- empathy and supportive and sensitive to people.
Ø Leadership skills- Good organization and planning skills, creative problem solver, good listening skills, clear oral and written skills.
Ø Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and ability to transport residents as required.
Ø Certifications: First Aid/CPR, Behavioral Crisis Management Training (MANDT, NVCI).
Ø Musical ability an asset.
Ø Experience in garden therapy or willingness to learn.
This position requires some evening, weekend and holiday work depending on program functions. Ability to work in environments that may have plants and animals as well as working out of doors. Must be in good mental and physical health and able to bend, lift, and stretch as required for job performance. The MMCG provides services for adults who may have physical limitations, intellectual disabilities, mental health concerns or dementia who, from time to time when upset, may exhibit behaviors.
Must possess a valid Nova Scotia’s license, insurance as per the policy of the organization and be willing to transport clients using own vehicle. Must provide a driver’s abstract upon hire.
Salary as per CUPE collective agreement
Please apply by submitting your resume to
Brenda Brown, Recreation Manager, email@example.com
Please quote competition number on resume
Thank you for your interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.