Competition Repost#:430-01-05-23-2024         Temp FT Therapeutic Recreation Programmer – Summer Position      

May 29, 2024

Competition Repost#:430-01-05-23-2024         Job Title: Therapeutic Recreation Programmer – Summer Position         

  Dept.:   Recreation, Spiritual & Volunteer          Start Date:        Immediately

Posted Date: May 29, 2024                               Close Date:      June 5, 2024

Reg/ Temp: Temporary                                     Full/Part:          Temporary Full Time (80 hrs. bi weekly)

End date August 31, 2024 (Subject to change) Summer Term.

Subject to change

Union: non-union

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long-Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 250 staff in various Departments.  As a member of the Recreation Team, the Recreation Programmer provides Recreation programs and opportunities for the Residents, which allows for their engagement in their own Home, their R.K. Community, and maintain contact with the larger community.  Reporting to the Director of Recreation, Spiritual, and Volunteers, the programmer is responsible for the delivery of recreation programming services of the department as well as assisting with the delivery of Spiritual services.

Knowledge and Skills

  • The NSRPH (Nova Scotia Recreation Professionals in Health) Standards of Practice. Program planning, adaptation, leadership, and communication techniques.

Educational Qualifications

  • Entering into 2nd year Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation or the equivalent to NSRPH classification for Programmer II. Other related Education would be considered.

Experience required

  • Experience in recreation programming in a Long-Term Care and/or Community setting.
  • Experience working with elderly
  • Music would be an asset.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to foster, demonstrate and maintain good public relations with Residents, families, visitors, and Volunteers.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers and other members of the health care team.
  • Regular & consistent attendance is essential.
  • Ability to work independently and complete assigned work.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills.
  • Must be physically able to perform all aspects of the work.
  • Annual Required Education and familiar with the Emergency Plan Manual and Policy and Procedures.

Refer to Therapeutic Recreation Programmer Job Description via our Website

Hours of Work: Hours as required in a Bi-weekly pay period (Hours and days may vary with Recreational Activities i.e., may include evenings and weekend shift)

Salary:   To be determined based on Experience

Benefits: Sick, Vac, Hol (Health & Dental, NA less than one year.

Gym Membership (Corp rate available with good life).

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Typically, interviews are held within two weeks of closing date.   The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.  This is a non-union position. The home is filled with people who care deeply about providing excellent resident care and who are committed to creating a safe work environment. If you are looking for an opportunity in a patient centred home than we are the place for you.    The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment.

Additional Information Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey -Human Resources Coordinator