Program Assistant

Maplewood Nursing Home Ltd. - Brantford, ON (25 days ago)

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Cedarwood Village is looking for healthcare professionals who share in our passion for providing quality care and superior levels of service to our residents!

Imagine having the opportunity to enhance our resident’s lives…all within a caring, compassionate environment! Quality care can only be achieved though quality people!

Position Title: Program Assistant

Location: Cedarwood Village, Simcoe, ON Norfolk County

Reporting to: Program Manager

Job Class: Permanent Part Time 12 hrs per week shift 4-8pm with the opportunity for call ins for additional hours


We are seeking a fun-loving Program Assistant that is dedicated, energetic and above all passionate about helping our residents with activities of daily living.


  • Competitive pay
  • Paid Sick Days
  • Benefit package including - Life Insurance and Pension
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • An excellent work culture where you will be appreciated as an integral part of our caring team!


  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, you will assist with identifying and assessing the residents’ needs to develop fulfilling and meaningful activities based on their interests and needs
  • Assist to implement and facilitate scheduled and spontaneous activities that meet the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of all residents
  • Build positive relationships with the residents and foster their curiosity
  • Maintain appropriate resident attendance and evaluations of planned programs
  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with the Program Manager, volunteers and other members of the team
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Current Degree or Diploma in Recreation and Leisure or Therapeutic Recreation is required
  • Gerontology Background a definite asset
  • A minimum of 1 year experience working with the population served
  • An understanding of the needs and realities of the elderly, including matters of mobility and communication, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia
  • Experience in a Long Term Care setting planning and facilitating group recreational programs is preferred
  • Montessori Methods for Dementia training a definite asset
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Be an energetic, compassionate person who enjoys working with the elderly, possessing excellent problem solving, planning and creative abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written English) with the ability to engage your audience and establish rapport
  • Ability to adapt to frequently changing and challenging situations


Submit your resume today!

Successful applicants are required to provide the Employer with a current Criminal Record Check, including a Vulnerable Sector, verification of education and proof of 2 step TB test within the last six months.

Although we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Cedarwood Village is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.


Built in 1989, Cedarwood Village is a leading provider of long term care services in the Simcoe area and has a reputation for providing quality service. Cedarwood Village is one half of a continuum of care facility that also houses independent seniors. Together this community is called Cedarwood Village Retirement Apartments and Skilled Nursing Centre. Family owned and operated, Cedarwood Village is licensed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as a Long Term Care Home designed to promote a home-like environment. The Home is a 90-bed, smoke free, facility with beautiful courtyard gardens accessible to all residents and their families.

Our Mission: Provision of exceptional service and support, through compassionate care innovation, and hiring of dedicated team members, allowing for a life of quality and dignity to those we serve.

Our Vision: To appreciate the hearts and meaning of all people.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: $19.74 /hour


  • Recreation & Leisure or Therapeutic Recreation Diploma (Required)