Quality of Life Aide (Recreation Assistant)

Extendicare - Red Deer, AB (30+ days ago)

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Candidates are invited to apply for a position of Quality of Life Aide with the Recreation Department for Extendicare Michener Hill in Red Deer, Alberta. This facility is home to 220 Continuing Care residents. The successful candidate will be responsible for and have the following qualifications:


Reporting to the Recreation Therapist, the Quality of Life Aide will:

  • Provide meaningful and engaging activities for residents using a holistic approach
  • Plan recreation activities in correlation with monthly calendar
  • Facilitate recreation programs, entertainment, and special events
  • Communicate with professional staff when resident may need specific therapeutic interventions
  • Porter residents to and from facility activities and events
  • Work to provide therapeutic interventions that focus on all domains: cognitive, social, physical, sensory and spiritual
  • Communicate with other Quality of Life Aides to provide programs
  • Work with volunteers by helping to facilitate resident interactions and programs
  • Provide evening and weekend programming


  • Diploma in Recreation/Health Related Field
  • Experience working in recreation
  • Experience working in a long term care setting
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong organization, planning, time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to be creative and flexible
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to provide current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Must be committed to single employer status during pandemic.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary