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Activationist 26098

Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 6 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: December 01, 2020
Date Closing: June 30, 2021
Number Of Positions: 1


$27.61 to $30.01 per hour
This is an Addition to staff Union position - CUPE Local 905 (Long Term Care).

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

As required and varied.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Supervisor, Programs and Services, is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of social, recreational, restorative and activation programs for residents of the Long Term Care facilities to promote social, intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and to ensure clients and visitors are provided with services that reflect the Branch’s commitment to a safe, secure and customer focused environment.

Major Responsibilities

• Plan, develop and implement social recreation programs based on resident needs and interests.
• Organizes events, outings and activities including the setting up of rooms for functions, purchasing supplies and equipment for activation and therapy programs.
• Implements and directs daily, weekly and monthly activation and therapy programs in groups or individually including theme and holiday events, intergenerational programs with schools, physical education and/or therapeutic programs, spiritual programs, resident outings etc.
• Assesses the needs, abilities and progress of residents on an individual basis by surveying residents, direct observation and liaison with family members.
• Assesses new residents upon admission and monitors progress of residents and reports on any changes.
• Completes documentation on client assessments in accordance with prescribed time frames to meet compliance requirements.
• Communicates effectively with community based resources including community groups, travel services, schools, entertainers, speakers, various community faith groups etc.
• Provides other support to enable residents/clients to maximize their health, well-being and independence including physical assistance to aid them in the participation of outings and other activities or in the transferring to and from activity sites.
• Participates in meetings to share information regarding residents’ progress as a member of the multi-disciplinary care team.
• Performs daily documentation and notes on evaluation of program and individual plans using computerized system and templates.


• Successful completion of a Community College Diploma in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology, or other related field.
• Minimum one (1) year experience working in a long term care facility in planning, organizing and delivering activation programs for seniors.
• Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).

How to Apply

Please apply online by June 30, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.