Recreation Programmer

Miramichi Lodge



Under the direction of the Client Programs Supervisor, the Recreation Programmer provides individual or group therapy and recreational programming for the purpose of reactivating clients with varying abilities, enabling them to attain their maximum physical, social, and mental potential. The programming includes planning, implementing, and evaluating recreation, social and educational programs for the diversified members of the Day Program/Client Program population.

This is a contract opportunity offering 34 hours bi-weekly.


  • In cooperation with the Client Programs Supervisor, promotes and provides assistance to the social, pastoral, and community programs compatible to the individual’s interest & abilities, within both, the facility and in the community. Promotes program maintenance among members of the multi-disciplinary team, including family members’ participation and involvement.
  •  Plans organizes, directs, evaluates, and monitors the implementation of programs based on the present needs of individuals, groups, and facilities. In consultation with resident/ family completes departmental (activity/social/spiritual) admission assessments and provides individualized and group musical therapy programs.
  • Assists in identifying educational needs of department and facility and actively participates in workshops and educational programs. Provides assistance in the orientation, supervision and performance evaluation of new staff, students, and volunteers.
  •  Establishes and maintains effective communication and documents all relevant information with respect to resident’s goals, participation and performance between the multi-disciplinary team (residents, families, students, volunteers, and external agencies).
  •  Assists in the development and distribution of the monthly Life Enrichment Calendar of events.
  • Utilizing the consistent resident-focused care approach to meet resident needs and demonstrating initiative to:
  • Utilize a holistic approach to identify client/resident needs
  • Assists with the resident dining process by serving meals/feeding
  • Assist with transporting and transferring clients/residents as needed
  • Responds to any employee in need of help
  •  Advocates for the resident to ensure activity programming needs are resident-focused by working within the determined residents’ physical, mental, and social limitations and by ensuring supervision, safety, and protection of residents during programs both, on-site and away from the facility.


  • Post-Secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university.
  • A Certificate in Gerontology or relevant knowledge and experience is an asset.
  • Certificate – Food Safety Awareness Program recognized by a Public Health Unit.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a Long Term Care setting, an asset.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties within a flexible work schedule.
  • Ability to meet and maintain health requirement standards as per Long Term Care Legislation.

Wage Range

$27.53 – $27.94 /Hour

Eligibility Statement

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

Equity Statement

The County of Renfrew is committed to providing a barrier-free workplace. If an accommodation is required during the selection or interview process, it will be available upon request.