Student Recreation/Restorative Aide

Job ID:
J1022-1848
Job Status:
Summer Student
Union:
Non-union
Job Level:
Technical/Professional
Location:
Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada
Principle Work Location:
Riverview Gardens
Eligible for Working Remotely Consideration:
No
Number of Positions:
2
Reports to:
Supervisor, Activation, Coordinator Volunteer Services
Date Posted:
November 3, 2022
Closing Date:
April 30, 2023
Compensation:
$19.130 /

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has openings for Recreation Restorative Aide students at Riverview Gardens Long-Term Care Home.

Job description

The Recreation/Restorative Aide Student will be covering on call and vacation relief only. Positions will start on approximately December 19, 2022, for period up to January 15, 2023 with the opportunity to return to the position in the summer months.

Essential responsibilities

  • Demonstrate Chatham-Kent’s core values and competencies
  • Provide residents with quality recreational and restorative programs, in a positive and creative manner
  • Work with other Activation staff and independently to plan and implement home-wide activities and special events
  • Encourage all residents to participate in recreation and restorative activities
  • Track and maintain resident participation/ attendance records (daily)
  • Complete feedback/audits on resident programs ensuring desired outcomes are achieved

Essential qualifications

  • To qualify for this student position, students must currently be enrolled in school full-time for the 2022/2023 winter term (normally ending April, May or June) and returning to school full-time in the 2023 fall term (normally starting in August or September)
  • Because of the responsibilities of this position, only students currently enrolled in a post-secondary diploma or degree program in Recreation/Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology or Occupational Therapy, Social Services/Social Worker or Physiotherapy Assistant will be considered
  • Experience with/knowledge of recreational and restorative programs, including therapeutic processes, directing volunteers and special events planning and implementation
  • Experience auditing and tracking results of recreation programs
  • Possess ability to work independently, and as a member of a team
  • Will be covering on call and vacation relief only, working weekends and shift work
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills
  • Experience in a long-term care environment and/or clients living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia related disease, an asset

Certifications, memberships, licenses

  • Successful completion of the Safe Food Handling Certificate (Public Health) required

Work environment/hours of work

  • This position works mostly indoors
  • This position will work weekday hours, afternoon hours, evening hours, midnight hours, weekend hours, and be on call after hours and on weekends
  • This position is call-in and vacation relief only, and may have short notice call-in hours for weekdays, afternoon hours, evening hours, midnight hours, and weekend hours, which may include 4 hour shifts

Municipality of Chatham-Kent Riverview Gardens COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All new employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Background check requirements

Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check prior to commencement of employment. A background check may include the following: education/certification verification and employment reference check. This position works with vulnerable residents in a position of trust and authority, on a sustained and regular basis, in a largely unsupervised capacity. A Vulnerable Sector Screen is required (Fixing Long-Term Care Act Section 252 O. Reg. 246/22) prior to being accepted for employment. You must be 18 years of age or older to obtain a vulnerable police check.

As per the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, all staff members shall promptly provide the employer with a signed declaration disclosing new charges, convictions, orders and restraining orders, consistent with Ontario Regulation Section 253 O. Reg 246/22, with respect to the period since the date the person’s last criminal reference check under subsection (2) was conducted

Essential physical and/or safety requirements

  • Have physical strength and ability to withstand long periods of standing, walking and frequent bending on a daily basis
  • Slip resistant shoes required
  • Under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, all employees are required to provide evidence of, or submit to, a 2-step TB skin test
  • Bending: frequent stooping, squatting (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (assesses the needs and abilities of a resident (restorative & recreational); works with individual residents to carry out specific exercise programs; exercise programs may include the use of therapeutic equipment and adaptive aids)
  • Walking: frequent walking on level surface (up to 22.73 kgs or 50 lbs) (plans and implements home-wide activities and special events; resident activities may include the set up and tear down of equipment and/or furniture; portering of residents to and from activities; participates and assists in bus trips for residents)
  • Reaching: frequent reaching below shoulder (up to 22.73 kgs or 50 lbs) (works with individual residents to carry out specific exercise programs; exercise programs may include the use of therapeutic equipment and adaptive aids; resident activities may include the set up and tear down of equipment and/or furniture; portering of residents to and from activities)
  • Lifting: frequent lifting waist to shoulder, pushing below shoulder, pulling below shoulder (up to 22.73 kgs or 50 lbs) (works with individual residents to carry out specific exercise programs; physical ability to lift residents during exercise and walking programs; physical ability to use arms to do passive exercises and range of motion exercises; operation of mechanical lifts and wheelchairs (manual and electric); resident activities may include the set up and tear down of equipment and/or furniture; portering of residents to and from activities)
  • Standing: frequent standing inside (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs)
  • Hands: frequent gripping, mousing (up to 4.55 kgs or 10 lbs) (works with individual residents to carry out specific exercise programs; physical ability to lift residents during exercise and walking programs; physical ability to use arms to do passive exercises and range of motion exercises)

Benefits

This student position will receive vacation and statutory benefits in accordance with Employment Standards Act.

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The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees in a workplace that is inclusive, supportive, and reflective of the diverse community we serve.

Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998. Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection