Tideview Terrace is in Digby, NS and is an Eden Alternative Registered facility dedicated to eliminating the plagues of loneliness, helplessness, and boredom of our residents. The Eden Alternative aims to revolutionize the experience of home by bringing well-being to life. We practice person directed care and our focus is on the care of the human spirit as well as the care of the human body.
Position scope Under the supervision and guidance of the Enrichment/Eden Manager the incumbent will be part of a dynamic team, working towards maximizing the abilities and well-being of residents living in a 90 bed long-term care facility.
The recreation programmer is mainly responsible for the overall planning, implementation and evaluation of social, educational, vocational, spiritual and recreational programs and activities in accordance with the interests and abilities of the residents and the philosophy and policies of Tideview Terrace. She / he does this by assessing resident’s physical and recreational ability, planning individual recreational programs, maintaining progress reports and conferring with other health care professionals. He/she works closely with a number of health care professionals such as nurses, CCAs, physicians, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, pharmacist, housekeeping and dietary aids.
• Grade 12 or equivalent. NSCC Recreation diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Therapy or other related discipline.
• Some knowledge of crafts, music, creative expression, and group leadership.
• The completion of the Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Care course.
• Completion of the Recreation in Health course preferred.
• Must hold up-to-date CPR certification.
• Experience in long term care considered an asset.
• Strong interpersonal and team building skills as well as a positive working attitude; ability to work independently as well as an integral member of client-focused teams.
• Excellent time management and decision-making skills related to the care of the Residents
• The ability to manage numerous tasks in a long term care setting with minimum supervision.
• The ability to analyze challenging situations, show initiative by actively seeking out opportunities to make a contribution and provide assistance with problem-solving and the development of action plans.
• Must possess good written and oral communication skills and ability to present ideas in a well-organized fashion.
• Proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office applications (Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
• Commitment to person-directed care