Recreation Programmer, Summer Relief

Reference Number: Contract
County of Renfrew
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: July 8th 2024
Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. The area is rural in nature and is made up of distinct regions, offering a range of living styles, outdoor adventures and a welcoming community. This could be your opportunity to live life to the fullest. The County of Renfrew offers exciting opportunities to contribute and grow, in a collaborative environment.

We are recruiting for a Recreation Programmer, Summer Relief at Miramichi Lodge in Pembroke. This is a contract position for summer coverage until the September.

The Recreation Programmer provides age-appropriate recreation, leisure, social, spiritual, musical and educational goal-orientated individual and group programs. This role organizes, implements and maintains effective, diversified, and stimulating resident-focused programs while completing the following duties:

  • Promotes and assists in the social, pastoral and community programs.
  • Promotes program maintenance including family members’ participation and involvement.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and monitors the implementation of programs.
  • Assists in identifying the educational needs of the department and facility and actively participates in workshops and educational programs.
  • Assists in the orientation, supervision and performance evaluation of new staff, students and volunteers.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication.
  • Documents all relevant information for resident’s goals, participation and performance.
  • Assists in the development and distribution of the monthly life enrichment calendar of events.
  • Uses a holistic approach to identify client/ and resident needs.
  • Assists with the resident dining process by serving meals and feeding.
  • Assists with transporting and transferring clients and residents as needed.
  • Responds to any employee in need of help.
  • Advocates for the resident to ensure activity programming needs are resident-focused.
  • Ensuring supervision, safety and protection of residents during programs on-site and away from the facility.
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives and by being an active participant in the budgetary process of identifying equipment and resource materials.

Complete Job Description

  • Recreation and leisure services diploma or equivalent from an approved college or university
  • Completion of a food safety awareness program
  • Experience in recreational programming preferably within a long-term care setting
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Written and verbal English communication skills are essential
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, personal initiative, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Physically capable of performing assigned duties
  • Demonstrate regular attendance standards
  • Ability to meet and maintain health requirements as per long-term care legislation
  • Computer literacy
  • A certificate in gerontology or relevant knowledge and experience is an asset
  • Formal educational background in music therapy is an asset
Additional Information
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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.

Contact Information
Human Resources
County of Renfrew
Pembroke, Ontario

Website: www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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