Recreation Worker (Full & Part Time) – Extendicare Preston

January 12 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Auxiliary Services, Health, Medical, Health, Medical
Saskatoon, SK

RECREATION WORKER (Full & Part Time) – Extendicare Preston

Candidates are invited to apply for the above position to work at our Extendicare Preston Home located in Saskatoon, SK.

Reporting to the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Worker will provide organized recreation and leisure activities to enhance clients/patients/residents quality of life (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual).


A. Activities / Events

  • Delivers recreational activities, events and programs (e.g., birthday parties, gardening, music/reading programs, baking, devotionals, exercises and mobility, holiday events).
  • Arranges, delivers and monitors programs to meet the ability and needs of clients/patients/residents.
  • Ensures recreation areas are secured to match the cognitive/physical needs of clients/patients/residents.
  • Maintains activities and storage areas.
  • Facilitates activities; encourages and assists with client/patient/resident interaction.
  • Maintains communications through communication books, daily white boards, calendars and newsletters.
  • Contacts and involves clients/patients/residents families in activities and events.
  • Acts as liaison with/reports to nursing and therapy departments regarding client programs/participation.
  • Prepares, decorates and sets up the activity area by moving furniture, obtaining necessary equipment and organizing crafts or games.
  • Maintains records of volunteers, activities and attendance.
  • Arranges and monitors volunteer programs.
  • Provides occasional guidance to the primary function of others, including training.
  • Responds to incoming/outgoing calls and enquiries.

B. Client/Patient/Resident Activity Monitoring

  • Observes client/patient/resident reactions and documents responses to activity and participation.
  • Monitors client/patient/resident emotional, physical, cognitive ability and spiritual well-being.
  • Participates in client/patient/resident care plan, multi-disciplinary and family meetings.
  • Porters clients/patients/residents to and from events.
  • Assists clients/patients/residents with meals and toileting.
  • Assists clients/patients/residents to community outings and shopping

C. Related Key Work Activities

  • Purchases activity/craft materials and supplies.
  • Participates in fundraising activities.
  • Performs errands for client/patient/resident individual needs (e.g., mail, personal shopping).
  • Arranges for transportation to outings.
  • Develops routes and drives vehicle for client/patient/resident outings.
  • Arranges for vehicle maintenance and servicing.
  • Prepares billings, submits receipts and maintains records for vehicle usage.
  • Cares for pets and plants in the facility.
  • Manages and monitors clients/patients/residents activity money.


  • Basic Computer skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work with special needs clients/patients/residents
  • Valid driver’s license, where required by the job
  • Previous: Twelve (12) months previous experience in a health care environment.

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2021


Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of:

Trina Johnson, Recreation Supervisor

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