Recreation Jobs Hamilton

APANS Health Services

Recreation Aide

Job Description 

Accountability Objective:

The Recreation Associates provide recreation activities for individuals with disabilities or illnesses using a variety of techniques. Recreation Associates improve and maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of the resident. Under the direction of the Director of Program & Support Services he/she helps individuals reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; recover basic motor functioning and reasoning abilities; build confidence; and socialize effectively. They carry out recreational interventions consistent with the residents’ needs and interests as directed by the Director.


  • Diploma / Degree in recreation. Degree or Diploma in a health sciences field such as Gerontology, Social Service Worker, Kinesiology etc
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a social or recreation program preferred.
  • Able to identify new methods to incorporate recreation into programing for residents.
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology an asset.
  • Ability to assume leadership in a group.
  • Must have patience, tact, friendly disposition, enthusiasm, and developed communication skills.
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills that allow one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
  • Must have a basic understanding of the elderly and aging process.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office programs and good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of patient /client safety procedures.
  • Strong customer service skills.

Job Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and perform group and one to one activities meeting the needs of each resident and encourages participation.
  • Ensure each resident’s physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and sensory emotional needs are met through independent activities or group in accordance with Directors direction.
  • Encourage residents who are isolated from others or who have limited social skills to have recreational interaction with others.
  • Assists in developing and updating the recreational interventions addressing the needs of the residents.
  • Encourage residents to continue independent activities.
  • Observe and document the individual resident attendance, participation, reactions, and progress.
  • Instruct residents in relaxation techniques to reduce stress and tension, stretching and limbering exercises, proper body mechanics for participation in recreational activities, pacing and energy conservation techniques, and team activities.
  • Use interventions to develop specific skills, while providing opportunities for exercise, mental stimulation, creativity, and fun.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Casual

Salary: $21.17 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person

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