Recreation Assistant Full Time (Summer Position)
Facility: The Birches Nursing Home
Location: Musquodoboit Harbour
Positions: Temporary Full Time Summer Student (8 weeks)
The Birches Nursing Home is a Community Governed organization that operates a 42 bed Continuing Care Centre. The Birches is committed to the highest standards of support and services and promotes a health workplace for its 100 staff. The organization fosters a healthy work life balance and uses the latest best practice information at all levels.
The Recreation Assistant is responsible for assisting the Recreation Programmers in planning, organizing, developing, and delivering group and individual leisure activities for residents of The Birches.
Enrollment in a relevant post-secondary program such as: Human Resource Management, Health Sciences, Public Relations, Social Work, Gerontology or Recreation Therapy Studies.
Possess the following characteristics and skills: strong interpersonal skills, including active listening and empathy; effective oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational and planning skills; creative problem-solving and good assessment skills.
Demonstrated leadership ability with peers or youth in group settings.
Previous experience with the elderly preferred.
Basic computer skills.
Assist in planning and implementing individual and small group activities for residents.
Assist in planning and implementing therapeutic programs and interventions for residents who have been diagnosed with a form of dementia.
Assist in welcoming new residents to The Birches
Assist residents in attending social and community outings
Assist in the planning & implementation of a summer garden program
Assist residents to actively participate in the care of the Birches gardens
Participate in the inter-disciplinary resident care reviews
Maintain progress notes for assigned one-to-one interventions
Expected Start Date: July 2022
Salary: $13.35 per hour
Hours of work: Days, Monday to Friday
Please email resume to:
Or Fax to: 902-889-2271