Job Recreationist (24) LH-REC04 in Niagara

Recreationist (24) LH-REC04

Job description


Long Term Care Homes

Important Notices & Amendments

As an employer of choice, Niagara Region offers competitive salaries and benefits, a defined benefit pension plan, a corporate wellness centre, access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), mentorship and training programs, employee recognition programs, and more. In addition, the Region recognizes the value of having flexible work arrangements to support better work-life balance for our employees

About Us

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 475,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

Please note that the Niagara Region requires that all newly hired employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired and provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption on a form issued from and approved by Niagara Region.

Job Description


Responsible to plan, coordinate, implement, promote, and evaluate a diversified program of recreation activities for residents based on and responsive to their abilities, strengths, needs, interests, and former lifestyles.



  • College Diploma in Recreation required
  • Valid First Aid Certificate required
  • Safe Food Handling preferred
  • Certification in the SAM S.T.E.P.S model of exercise preferred
  • Completed courses in special populations and Therapeutic Recreation preferred


  • A minimum of 6 months current experience in the recreation field working with special populations, preferably in a long term care setting
  • Knowledge of community resources


  • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team in a respectful manner
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to cope with change
  • Basic computer knowledge and skill. E.g. Microsoft Word, Outlook


  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate, including a vulnerable sector search.
  • Must be physically and mentally capable of performing the duties of the position, have an excellent rapport with people and demonstrated working ability with Senior Citizens
  • Must have a good attendance record
  • May be required to work at various locations

Shift Information

Currently scheduled 24 hours days/evenings shifts, may be required to work days, evenings and nights including weekends. Must be willing and able to work up to 24 hours per week and declare availability of 32 hours per week.

Closing Statement

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. It is the responsibility of the employee to ensure: an on-line application is completed; the information contained in his/her e-Application is complete, accurate and up to date; and it is submitted within the above noted time period. A complete job description is available on myHR.

Please review your respective employee group terms and conditions, and the impacts a transfer has on changing employee group.

When leaving one employee group to go to another, the following are some examples affected by a transfer, including but not necessarily limited to seniority, banks reflecting vacation/lieu/stand-by/call-in/holiday, health and dental benefits, sick leave, long term disability benefits, life insurance, union dues, etc. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.

If you require an accommodation for the application process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the alternate formats for contacting us are as follows:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 905-980-6000 or 1-800-263-7215
  • Bell Relay: 1-800-855-0511

In-person: Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON L2V 4T7 – Human Resources Department

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Job Recreationist (24) LH-REC04 in Niagara

Niagara Region