Recreation Therapy Assistant - CCD114
Edmonton, AB

CapitalCare is one of the largest publicly funded continuing care organizations in Canada. Operating in Edmonton and area since 1963, our 2,700 staff members provide care and services for more than 1,400 elderly and disabled adults living in 11 care centres, as well as over 300 clients living in the community. CapitalCare is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alberta Health Services.

CapitalCare Dickinsfield: 14225-94 Street, Edmonton Alberta

Department: Rehabilitation Services

Hours of Work: 18.00 Hours per Week; Days/Weekends; 0900-1530H; Temporary Part-time to on or before January 31, 2020

Salary Range: $22.87 - $28.53 per hour per the CUPE Collective Agreement

As a Recreation Therapy Assistant, you will provide Person Centered Care with direction from the LPN, Recreation Therapist and Care Manager by performing a variety of support duties associated with the provision of Recreation Services in accordance with set guidelines and practices.

Providing hands-on assistance, cueing, and leadership in a variety of therapeutic recreational activities. These may include pet therapy, computers, and horticulture. Planning and leading activities, special events and creating monthly recreational calendars in collaboration with the Recreation Therapist.
The successful candidate will be organized, Put People First and be willing to succeed by incorporating the CapitalCare Values into their work.

Graduation from a recognized Recreation Therapy Diploma program (or equivalent) is required.
A combination of education and experience may be considered.
Recent experience working with residents with Dementia is strongly preferred.
Experience working in a day program or a continuing care setting is preferred.
Personal Competencies:
Beginner level of Microsoft Office application experience is required.
Basic knowledge of Dementia is required and a knowledge of the impact that Dementia has on the functional ability of the client/resident.
Manage sensitive information confidentially.
Demonstrates awareness of accident and injury prevention; adheres to safe work practices and procedures; and is responsible for maintaining self-wellness and reduced absenteeism.

CapitalCare offers competitive salaries and benefits along with a working environment that encourages and supports education and learning for all employees. You will have the opportunities for training, development and advancement, and access to post-secondary funding and bursaries. You will work in a culture of respect and recognition. A great team environment! We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Extended Health
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance
  • Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary