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Activationist 27031

Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Casual/On-Call
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: August 24, 2021
Date Closing: December 31, 2021
Number Of Positions: 1


$27.61 to $30.01 per hour
Union position - CUPE Local 905 (Long Term Care)

Scheduled Hours

As Required

Scheduled Shifts

Days, Evenings, Nights

Operational Hours


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.
• Participates on committees, task forces and special projects as assigned.
• Performs other duties as required to meet Program and Branch objectives.


• 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.
• Knowledge of the concepts of restorative care as applied in a Long Term Care setting.
• Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by December 31, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.