Career Opportunities

Recreation Therapist/Activity Coordinator - Cadence Residence (Cochrane)

Position Title: Recreation Therapist/Activity Coordinator - Temp (One year)
Location: Cadence Residence Cochrane, ON

Closing Date: August 12, 2022

  • Responsible for the effective daily delivery of programs, activities, and support services to enrich the lives of the residents as well as stimulate their cognitive, physical, emotional and social skills. To develop programs and activities to ensure that the individual’s needs and goals are being met. 
  • Keep the residents engaged and interacting with their surroundings. Include educational opportunities, volunteering opportunities, music, news, culture, arts, etc..   
  • Build collaborative relationships with the residents and partners in care both internally and externally.
  • Encourage residents to explore their interests and participate in healthy interactions and programs to promote their health and wellbeing.
  • Collaborate with the Cadence Manager in the development of quality indicators.
  • Observe, monitor, analyse, evaluate and report on the outcomes of the newly developed programs. Use tools such as individual assessment to determine their individual strengths, needs and interests. Use feedback forms from individuals, monitor emotional & physical wellbeing and document all outcomes.
  • Outline goals, track progress and participation. Reporting on performance and outcome of organized activities.
  • Activities to focus on social inclusion, mental stimulation, emotional support. Responsible to ensure that residents’ needs are being met and services are delivered to the highest standards.
  • Work collaboratively with onsite staff to achieve goals.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager.

  • University or college graduate from one of these programs: recreation therapy, developmental services, social work, BA in psychology or social work.
  • Relevant experience in the social services arena and working with senior citizens.
  • Excellent writing, communication and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrate ability in word processing, outlook, excel, power point and report writing.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate with team members and volunteers.
  • Working knowledge of the full range of programs delivered by CDSSAB Housing Services. 
  • Good interpersonal skills are required to communicate with residents, staff, and colleagues, internal and external clients.
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • Bilingualism in accordance with the French Language Services policy
  • COVID 19 Vaccination is required

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary – $21.46 per hour plus 11% in lieu of benefits

Applications will be received in confidence by, Sue Chenier 500 Algonquin Blvd. E., Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B7, telephone (705) 266-1201, via fax (705) 268-8290, or via e-mail no later than August 12, 2022.

CDSSAB welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
The Cochrane District Social Service Administration Board is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs.  The Board supports diversity in the work environment and ensures that applications from members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the diversification of our workplace are encouraged to apply.

All applications for advertised employment opportunities must be received by the CDSSAB on or before the closing date of the competition.

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Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.
We thank all applicants for their interest in available opportunities, and for considering employment with CDSSAB. Please note that while we appreciate all applications, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
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