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Riverside Health Care’s greatest strength is our skilled team of employees with the common goal of delivering exceptional quality health care services across the Rainy River District. We support a safe and healthy work environment where each person is valued, respected and where personal and professional growth is encouraged. We are always seeking dedicated individuals who share our values of integrity, being accountable, caring, and progressive.

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Casual Activity Assistant

Site:

Rainycrest Long-Term Care Home

Department:

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services

Status:

Casual/Part-time

Riverside Health Care is a fully accredited multi-site, multi-faceted health care system providing service to the Rainy River District in spectacular Northwestern Ontario. Our health care sites across the District serve a catchment area of over 20,000 residents in 15,500 square kilometers.

The Activation Department at Rainycrest Long Term Care is actively recruiting a Casual Activity Assistant to join our team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Activation Coordinator, is responsible for the organization and implementation of daily and evening recreational, social and therapeutic activities and craft programs for residents of long-term care.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university or; are enrolled in a community college or university in a diploma or degree program in such a field with a commitment to complete the program within three years;
  • Experience working with the elderly in a long-term care setting;
  • Genuine interest and understanding of the care and needs of the elderly;
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate groups and individuals in recreational activities;
  • Proven proficiency in MS Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, and Gold Care;
  • Possession of a valid Class “F” Drivers’ License an asset;
  • Dependable, competent and continued ability to carry out responsibilities;
  • Proven ability to deal tactfully and courteously with residents, residents’ families, visitors and staff;
  • Familiar with Occupational Health & Safety Workers’ Rights & Responsibilities;
  • Understands and maintains confidentiality;
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skill with the ability to function effectively independently, within a team, with front line personnel , and management;
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast paced healthcare environment with excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize workload;
  • Dependable with a verifiable acceptable attendance record;
  • Proven ability to perform the essential duties of the position on a regular basis.
 
 
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