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Recreation Therapist/Recreation Aide (Full time)

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McKenzie Towne Retirement - Promenade Park S. E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4A5
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Revera is a leading owner, operator and investor in the senior living sector. We offer seniors’ apartments, independent living, assisted living, memory care and long term care. We understand how to create the best experience for people living in a Revera home. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a life of purpose, and we create environments that make that possible.

Our mission is to celebrate the human spirit in every way possible – and that applies to both our residents and our employees. There’s a lot that goes into being a member of our team – and there’s a lot that you’ll get out of the experience too. We go the extra mile to ensure that each member of our staff feels safe, secure, enriched and empowered in their role. So that everyone under our roof is given the opportunity to thrive, grow and make the most of every day.

Vaccines are a proven, safe and powerful weapon in our battle against COVID-19. Now that vaccines are widely available and recognizing that many of our staff are already vaccinated, vaccination will be a condition of employment for new hires, except when impossible due to legitimate, established exceptions. The vaccine must be a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series approved by Health Canada. This is one more important step to protect both our residents and staff as we continue to battle this deadly virus.

Reporting to the Director of Recreation, the recreation therapist is accountable to provide comprehensive recreation services for residents. These resident focused interventions are designed and developed to enhance lives and maximize Revera Residents’ wellness. Residents are engaged and stimulated in all dimensions of wellness in compliance with regulatory, legislative and organizational standards.

Key Responsibilities

-Provides day to day coordination of the therapeutic recreation services, as directed by the Director of Recreation
-Responsible for ensuring completion of the initial and ongoing Therapeutic Recreation Assessments for DAL residents (and PAL if requested by the AHS);
-To ensure the quality of recreation, wellness and leisure services in compliance with professional, regulatory, legislative and / or organizational standards
-To plan, develop and facilitate meaningful resident centric recreation programs in collaboration with the Director of Recreation
-Provides therapeutic recreation services in the area of functional intervention, leisure education and recreation participation
-To ensure residents are aware of recreation / leisure opportunities available to them by creating and distributing monthly recreation calendars
-To ensure that the Recreation department is compliant with regulatory and / or organizational standards
-To promote Resident autonomy, independence and advocacy, including Residents’ rights and a culture of non-abuse
-To escalate resident or family complaints to the Executive Director if beyond the scope of Director Recreation
-To provide or participate in residence tours with prospective Residents, clients or families and ensure appropriate recreation, wellness and leisure information is provided
-To ensure Resident records are current, and maintained in accordance with policies, practices and standards
-To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct
-Supports AHS Standards and Revera Inc. policies;
-To complete all other duties as assigned.


-A bachelor’s degree or community college diploma in Recreation Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Gerontology, Recreation and Leisure Studies or related field
-A current membership with the applicable professional body and competency to perform skills within their scope of practice (i.e.: Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association [CTRA])
-A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with seniors, particularly in Assisted Living and/or Long Term Care;
-Certification in specific wellness related interventions (i.e. Seniors Fitness, Montessori-based Dementia Programming, Seniors Aqua fitness, etc.) would be considered an asset
-Experience in conducting assessments and building programs to reflect resident needs.
-Effective oral and written communication skills to respectfully and compassionately work with older adults and their families
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and electronic health records
-Organizational skills, creativity and high motivation are required;
-Current CPR / First Aid Certification;
-Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).

Revera is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request. 

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