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Recreational Therapy Aide Casual Jasper Place - AgeCare Jasper Place , Edmonton

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Recreation Therapy Manager, the Recreation Therapy Assistant  assists in the planning, implementation, evaluation and daily operations of therapeutic recreation programs. The Recreation Therapy Assistant promotes teamwork and a culture that demonstrates the guiding principles of AgeCare; Trust, Respect, Teamwork, Quality and encourages practices that respect resident, family and staff rights, individuality and diversity.

Key Responsibilities:

• As resident needs or wants change, ensure revisions of goals are communicated to the appropriate person(s)
• Ensure recreational programming is carried out appropriately to meet individual needs
• • Assist in the monthly Recreation Calendar planning
• Involved in scheduling, implementation, evaluation of Recreation Therapy programs
• Approach residents to request their participation in programs as per care plan. Ensure resident assigned to programs are indeed participating and document same
• Participate in environmental safety audits
• Maintain regular inventory of storage rooms

Qualifications:

• 1-2 years minimum Recreation Therapy experience in a long-term care enrollment working with seniors with physical and cognitive impairments

  • RTA diploma preferred
  • Preference will be given to those with experience in a Recreation Therapy setting,
  • Ability to take direction but act with initiative and self-motivate to meet deadlines and responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Must possess strong interpersonal and organization skills
  • High energy, a positive attitude, a team player who regularly displays AgesCare’s guiding principles
  • Must be fluent in English, both orally and in writing
  • Computer literacy required to develop program calendars, posters (Microsoft Office and Activity Pro)

If you’re motivated by the privilege of serving our seniors with dignity, respect and compassion, come join us!

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