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Temporary Part Time Recreation Assistant (union position)

Temporary Part Time Recreation Assistant (union position)

Company: The Salvation Army Meighen Health Centre
Contact Person: Director, Employee Relations
155 Millwood Road
Toronto, Ontario , M4S 1J6

Position Description

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

  • Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
  • Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
  • Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

The Salvation Army’s flagship Meighen Health Centre is a not-for-profit, faith-based continuum of care, providing a high standard of holistic person-centered health care services to the residents of a 168 bed long term care home and to residents of an 80 suite retirement residence.  We demonstrate Christian values and are a transforming influence in the lives of our residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community.  We are inspired by our Mission and Values and CARE about the work we do!

Position Purpose Summary: 

This Recreation Assistant position provides focused recreation therapies to residents living with advanced cognitive impairment according to their assessed needs.  The Recreation Assistant works in collaboration with all other clinical care providers to optimize the residents’ experience.

The Recreation Assistant is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the Salvation Army Meighen Health Centre’s core values, ensure resident safety, and demonstrate customer service excellence while responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and services provided to the residents.


  • Provides focused recreation and leisure activities to residents living with advance cognitive impairment in accordance with established policy, physician’s orders, the resident plan of care and within the scope of practice
  • Assist in planning for assigned resident area activity calendars in accordance with the care plan goals and preferences of the residents on each home area
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of care delivered
  • Demonstrates a professional working knowledge of all equipment used in the delivery of care
  • Follows all policies and procedures; contributes to the development of site specific recreation therapy policies as indicated
  • Identifies appropriate therapeutic recreation goals and interventions on the care plans of identified residents
  • Follows established job routines on a daily basis
  • Effectively participates in conferences with the interdisciplinary team providing care to the residents
  • Seeks direction from the Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator when resident need exceeds experience or scope of practice


  • Diploma or degree in recreation/leisure studies, therapeutic recreation from a recognized college or university
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a long term care setting providing therapeutic recreation programs focused on residents living with dementia
  • Training in Montessori, Eden Environment, Gentle Care and KIN philosophy based programming for dementia
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Proficiency with WORD, email, internet use and computerized documentation an asset


  • Ability to follow direction and work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of current quality improvement,  risk management and best practices concepts in dementia care
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Creative and forward thinking

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:

  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

Hours: Evenings and weekends required

Salary: $19.27 per hour

Interested applicants are asked to contact Director, Employee Relations by June 30, 2019


The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation.   If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements. 

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

Posted: May 17, 2019 | Renewed: June 7, 2019 | Expires: June 30, 2019
Posted Under: Miscellaneous
Career ID: [ 6898 ]