Recreation Therapist in McKenzie Towne Retirement at Revera Inc

Date Posted: 10/23/2019

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Job Description

Revera is a leading provider of seniors’ accommodation, care and services; built on a more than 50-year history of helping seniors live life to the fullest. We reward excellence and provide exciting opportunities to contribute, grow and advance.  Whether you're looking for full-time or part-time employment, a student placement, or a volunteer position, Revera offers many rewarding opportunities. Explore what we have to offer and see how you can succeed

Reporting to the Director of Recreation, the recreation therapist is accountable to provide comprehensive recreation services for residents. These resident focused interventions are designed and developed to enhance lives and maximize Revera Residents’ wellness. Residents are engaged and stimulated in all dimensions of wellness in compliance with regulatory, legislative and organizational standards.

Key Responsibilities

-Provides day to day coordination of the therapeutic recreation services, as directed by the Director of Recreation
-Responsible for ensuring completion of the initial and ongoing Therapeutic Recreation Assessments for DAL residents (and PAL if requested by the AHS);
-To ensure the quality of recreation, wellness and leisure services in compliance with professional, regulatory, legislative and / or organizational standards
-To plan, develop and facilitate meaningful resident centric recreation programs in collaboration with the Director of Recreation
-Provides therapeutic recreation services in the area of functional intervention, leisure education and recreation participation
-To ensure residents are aware of recreation / leisure opportunities available to them by creating and distributing monthly recreation calendars
-To ensure that the Recreation department is compliant with regulatory and / or organizational standards
-To promote Resident autonomy, independence and advocacy, including Residents’ rights and a culture of non-abuse
-To escalate resident or family complaints to the Executive Director if beyond the scope of Director Recreation
-To provide or participate in residence tours with prospective Residents, clients or families and ensure appropriate recreation, wellness and leisure information is provided
-To ensure Resident records are current, and maintained in accordance with policies, practices and standards
-To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct
-Supports AHS Standards and Revera Inc. policies;
-To complete all other duties as assigned.


-A bachelor’s degree or community college diploma in Recreation Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Gerontology, Recreation and Leisure Studies or related field
-A current membership with the applicable professional body and competency to perform skills within their scope of practice (i.e.: Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association [CTRA])
-A minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with seniors, particularly in Assisted Living and/or Long Term Care;
-Certification in specific wellness related interventions (i.e. Seniors Fitness, Montessori-based Dementia Programming, Seniors Aqua fitness, etc.) would be considered an asset
-Experience in conducting assessments and building programs to reflect resident needs.
-Effective oral and written communication skills to respectfully and compassionately work with older adults and their families
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and electronic health records
-Organizational skills, creativity and high motivation are required;
-Current CPR / First Aid Certification;
-Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).

Revera is committed to ensuring that all employment practices are inclusive. As an organization we are committed to providing and arranging accommodation for candidates upon request.  Please Note: If you are a current employee of Revera and have Employee Self Service (ESS) on Workday, please apply to this job via the Workday application.