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RECREATION WORKER (Casual) – Extendicare Preston

Extendicare Canada Inc.

This is a Contract position in Pickering, ON posted May 13, 2021.

– Extendicare Preston Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada.

Through our network of over 115 operated senior care and living centres, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada.

Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada.

Candidates are invited to apply for the above position to work at our Extendicare Preston Home located in Saskatoon, SK.

Reporting to the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Worker will provide organized recreation and leisure activities to enhance clients/patients/residents quality of life (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual).


Activities / Events Delivers recreational activities, events and programs (e.g., birthday parties, gardening, music/reading programs, baking, devotionals, exercises and mobility, holiday events).

Arranges, delivers and monitors programs to meet the ability and needs of clients/patients/residents.

Ensures recreation areas are secured to match the cognitive/physical needs of clients/patients/residents.

Maintains activities and storage areas.

Facilitates activities; encourages and assists with client/patient/resident interaction.

Maintains communications through communication books, daily white boards, calendars and newsletters.

Contacts and involves clients/patients/residents families in activities and events.

Acts as liaison with/reports to nursing and therapy departments regarding client programs/participation.

Prepares, decorates and sets up the activity area by moving furniture, obtaining necessary equipment and organizing crafts or games.

Maintains records of volunteers, activities and attendance.

Arranges and monitors volunteer programs.

Provides occasional guidance to the primary function of others, including training.

Responds to incoming/outgoing calls and enquiries.


Client/Patient/Resident Activity Monitoring Observes client/patient/resident reactions and documents responses to activity and participation.

Monitors client/patient/resident emotional, physical, cognitive ability and spiritual well-being.

Participates in client/patient/resident care plan, multi-disciplinary and family meetings.

Porters clients/patients/residents to and from events.

Assists clients/patients/residents with meals and toileting.

Assists clients/patients/residents to community outings and shopping C.

Related Key Work Activities Purchases activity/craft materials and supplies.

Participates in fundraising activities.

Performs errands for client/patient/resident individual needs (e.g., mail, personal shopping).

Arranges for transportation to outings.

Develops routes and drives vehicle for client/patient/resident outings.

Arranges for vehicle maintenance and servicing.

Prepares billings, submits receipts and maintains records for vehicle usage.

Cares for pets and plants in the facility.

Manages and monitors clients/patients/residents activity money.

QUALIFICATIONS Basic Computer skills Interpersonal skills Organizational skills Communication skills Ability to work independently Ability to work with special needs clients/patients/residents Valid driver’s license, where required by the job Previous: Twelve (12) months previous experience in a health care environment.

CLOSING DATE: May 31, 2021 TO APPLY Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of: Trina Johnson, Recreation Supervisor