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Recreation Therapy Aides | SkyPointe NE Calgary, AB

AgeCare SkyPointe— Long Term Care (LTC) Mental Health Specialty Program

This program will provide Long Term Care for residents 18 years and older with a primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder.  As part of the interdisciplinary team, you will provide creative and engaging recreational programs while assisting with behaviour management.  This is an exciting opportunity for individuals that have experience or interest in working with those with mental health and/or addictions diagnosis.

Top talent, high standards

With 2,400+ employees across Canada, our team includes some of the best in the industry. You’ll work alongside kind and caring people who will inspire you to put your best foot forward.

A difference you can measure

We’re about improving the lives of those around us and making a difference, every day. You’ll build lasting relationships with team members and residents, learn their unique stories, and many will even feel like family.

Appreciation through and through

We don’t just employ our people — we celebrate them, we support them, and we recognize them for their amazing commitment all year long. Your wow moments won’t go unnoticed.

About these Full Time Positions:

What you’ll do:

  • Using your experience in mental health, support our residents in having meaningful and engaging activities through the development and execution of a diverse recreation program
  • Allow the Residents to participate in offsite activities by transporting them in an AgeCare provided vehicle
  • Ensure you have the materials and resources for program delivery by conducting regular inventory of supplies
  • Be resident-centred in your approach and model our values in all your interactions with the public, team members, residents and their families

What you’ll need:

  • Ideally 1 or more years’ experience working with individuals with a mental health or addictions diagnosis
  • A HCA or Recreation Therapy Certificate
  • A Class 4 driver’s license or willing to obtain one
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build rapport with residents
  • Be a strong and collaborative team player
  • Experience in non-violent crisis intervention and behaviour management

Perks & Benefits

  • Happy, fulfilled team members working in a culture of caring
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Affordable meals prepared daily in our community kitchen

Send us your cover letter and resume and don’t forget to tell us about yourself. We want to get to know you — what you’re passionate about, who inspires you and why you’d be an awesome fit for our new Mental Health Specialty Program. We have opportunities for both our Mental Health Specialty Program as well as our regular program.

NOTE: In an effort to further protect our vulnerable residents as well as other employees and volunteers, AgeCare requires all new employees to produce a clear Vulnerable Record Search prior to starting work. This search can be obtained through your local police service.

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