Join us as Student Recreation Assistant

Title: Recreation Assistant
Responsible To: Director of Life Enrichment


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

Job Scope:
The Recreation Assistant is responsible for assisting the Recreation Programmer in
planning, organizing, developing and delivering group and individual recreational
activities for residents of Ocean View Continuing Care Centre in Eastern Passage.


  1. Assist in planning and implementing individual and small group activities for
  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 Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
  4. Assist residents in attending social and community outings
  5. Plan and implement a summer garden program
  6. Assist resident to actively participate in the Centre’s Gardens
  7. Participate in inter-disciplinary resident care reviews
  8. Maintain progress notes for assigned one-to-one interventions

Risk & Safety:
• In working together, we will practice and promote a culture of safety; while
providing comfort, care and compassion for residents and families of Ocean View
• Ensures to “take every reasonable precaution in the circumstances to protect the
employee’s own health and safety and that of other persons at or near the
workplace” ~ NS OHS Act 17.1(a)
• Maintains and promotes health and safety standards and procedures according to
Ocean View guidelines and resident care standards to a level consistent with
recognized provincial standards including ethical guidelines.
• Ensures compliance of all applicable regulatory laws, by-laws, codes, standards,
guidelines and acts.
• Promotes a safe and healthy workplace for staff and volunteers
• Promotes a safe and healthy environment for residents and their families
• Participates, when required in initiatives that minimize risk and promote safety
• Ensures that risks are minimized and proactively addressed for the interest of the
Ocean View

Ethics & Values:
• Maintains ethical standards in the scope of job responsibility
• Champions the values established by the Society in day to day operations
• Champions the mission, vision and strategic directions established by the Ocean
View Continuing Care Centre
Quality Initiatives:
• Demonstrate commitment to quality and promote a quality culture.
• Day-to-day implementation of the quality care & services.
• Continually look for ways to improve quality of care or service.
• Work as part of teams/committees to manage quality.

Term: mid- May to August 31, 2022. Hourly wage: $15.50. Hours: 35 per week.
Location: 1909 Caldwell Road, Eastern Passage

Please address cover letter to:
Human Resources
Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
P.O. Box 130
Eastern Passage, NS B3G 1M4