Recreation Assistant Full Time (Summer Position)

Facility: The Birches Nursing Home

Location: Musquodoboit Harbour

Positions: Temporary Full Time Summer Student (8 weeks)
 

Facility Description:

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.
 

Job Scope:

 

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.  

 

Qualifications:

 

  1. Enrollment in a relevant post-secondary program such as: Human Resource Management, Health Sciences, Public Relations, Social Work, Gerontology or Recreation Therapy Studies.

  2. 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.

  3. Demonstrated leadership ability with peers or youth in group settings.

  4. Previous experience with the elderly preferred.

  5. Basic computer skills.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  1. Assist in planning and implementing individual and small group activities for residents.

  2. Assist in planning and implementing therapeutic programs and interventions for residents who have been diagnosed with a form of dementia.

  3. Assist in welcoming new residents to The Birches

  4. Assist residents in attending social and community outings

  5. Assist in the planning & implementation of a summer garden program

  6. Assist residents to actively participate in the care of the Birches gardens

  7. Participate in the inter-disciplinary resident care reviews

  8. 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:

Human Resources

Hr.birches@thebirchesns.ca

Or Fax to: 902-889-2271