Recreation Therapy Aide/Assistant

Status: Open | Site: Millwoods - Edmonton, AB | Department: Therapeutic Services | Closing Date: Mar 26, 2018

Location:  Edmonton, Millwoods Campus

While reporting to the Therapeutic Service Manger, the Recreation Therapy Attendant/Aide will utilize their skills and expertise to maximize resident participation and engagement in meaningful therapeutic activities. The activities are uniquely designed by the Recreation Therapist to best suit individual’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual abilities. With passion and a genuine interest for elders, particularly those living with Dementia, along with expertise in music and art, the attendant’s role is essential in providing the best possible experience for those living in our care as delegated by the Recreation Therapist. As a member of the Therapeutic team, there is an expectation of compliance with Alberta Continuing Care Health Service Standards, employment and safety standards and SCF policies. The Recreation Attendant/Aide provides support, advocacy, and choice to residents and their families and will ensure the highest quality of resident focused care is achieved within the Mission, Vision and Values of Shepherd’s Care Foundation.


      • Graduation from a recognized Recreation Therapy Diploma/Certificate Program (or equivalent) is required;
      • Recent experience working with older adults is desired;
      • Experience and training in working with individuals living with dementia is essential;
      • Experience and training in the fundamentals of music and art is an asset;
      • Effective human relations skills with a commitment to the team approach to resident care
      • Experience leading volunteers is essential;
      • Class four driver’s license an asset or ability to obtain along is preferred;
      • Demonstrates empathy, understanding and enthusiasm in providing quality care and service for residents.
    • Shepherd’s Care Foundation offers competitive salaries and benefits along with a working environment that encourages and supports all employees. We also offer a comprehensive benefits package.
    • Anticipated start date - ASAP - this is a casual position

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Shepherd’s Care Foundation is "Dedicated to the Celebration of Life in a Caring, Christian Environment"