Activity Assistant

Covenant Care - Alberta - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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About the Organization:

Covenant Care is a non-profit partner in Alberta’s integrated health system serving seniors of all faiths and backgrounds. We are committed to innovative approaches to support seniors in a caring community where they can thrive.

Covenant Care’s communities are Holy Cross Manor, St. Marguerite Manor, and St. Teresa Place in Calgary, Villa Marie in Red Deer, Centre de Santé Saint-Thomas in Edmonton, Foyer Lacombe in St. Albert, and Chateau Vitaline in Beaumont.

Covenant Care welcomes all those who serve those most in need.

We are called to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by serving with compassion, upholding the sacredness of life in all stages, and caring for the whole person- body, mind and soul. The position of Activity Assistant will commit to incorporate our mission, vision, and our values, which are Compassion, Collaboration, Respect, Social Justice, Integrity and Stewardship, and uphold our ethical traditions as foundational aspects in all actions and decision-making.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Recreation Therapist, through the promotion of resident choice and independence, the Activity Assistant fosters and maintains effective interactions and relationships with peers, supervisors, managers, residents, families, physicians, voulnteers and community resource providers. The successful incumbent will plan, implement and deliver goal oriented programs and services designed to assist residents in achieving optimal levels of functioning in leisure experience and programming of their choice. An appreciation and understanding of volunteerism is essential in this role.

As a member of the care team, the Activity Assistant will act as an ambassador and role model in accordance with Covenant Care’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Grade 12 required
  • Current Recreation Therapy Assistant Certificate required; empasis on gerontolgy perferred
  • Class 4 Driver's License
  • Minimum one (1) year in an assisted living/continuing care environment perferred
  • Standard First Aid & CPR training required
  • Current Food Safe certificate required
  • Previous experience providing recreation therapy to geriatric and physically challenged populations

Reference ID: CC-70065-STP

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Experience:

  • assisted living / continuin care: 1 year (Preferred)

Licence:

  • Recreation Therapy Assistant (Preferred)