Join us as a Temporary Full Time Recreation Programmer

Temporary Full Time Recreation Programmer

Position Term to June 30th, 2022

Facility:  Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
Location:  Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Job Category:  Recreation Programmer
Position Available:  Three (3) Temporary Full-time positions

Organization Description:

Ocean View is a charitable organization that has been operating since the early 1960’s. We provide a variety of services, predominately for seniors and other folks that need a little extra help in day to day living. Between in care living and community supports, we proudly serve over 500 individuals each year through our 320+ staff and 100+ volunteers. Our vision is to be the “community of choice” for Nova Scotians needing support in a place they call home. We are committed to the highest standards of support and services and we promote a healthy workplace for staff. We foster a healthy work-life balance and use the latest best practice information at all levels. Fully accredited by Accreditation Canada since 1974, our commitment to excellence and safety is unsurpassed.

Job Summary: The Recreation Programmer is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating leisure/therapeutic recreation on an individual basis and/or group program.  The Recreation Programmer must demonstrate an understanding of the cognitive, physical, and psycho-social benefits that therapeutic recreation provides in maintaining and/or enhancing the quality of life for residents.


  • A post-secondary degree in Recreation/Leisure Studies or a two (2) year community college diploma in Therapeutic Recreation
  • Gerontology Certificate an asset
  • Minimum one year work experience in providing leadership in recreation planning and implementing of programs in a long-term care setting an asset
  • Possess current Class Four Driver’s License, or be willing to obtain such, with excellent driving record
  • Possess current Emergency First Aide/CPR Certification
  • Maintaining an active membership with the NS Therapeutic Recreation Association and keeping current with new programming approaches and trends in the field, an asset
  • Must possess the following characteristics and skills: strong interpersonal skills, including active listening and empathy; effective oral and written communication skills; excellent organizations and planning skills; creative problem-solving and good assessment skills
  • Basic computer skills required

Ocean View Continuing Care Centre Offers:

  • Free Parking & on Bus Route
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Comprehensive Orientation
  • A supportive work environment

The successful candidate will be required to submit a criminal record and vulnerable sector check on offer of employment.

Salary Range:  In accordance with current collective agreement between Ocean View Continuing Care Centre and C.U.P.E. Local 1245

Hours of Work:  Days / Evenings / Weekends

Please be aware that OVCCC is a pet friendly environment that is home to several animals including cats and birds.

Human Resources

Email: or Fax to: 902-465-4929