Recreation Programmer

Recreation Programmer

Miramichi Lodge
Location: Pembroke, Ontario
Posted: May 9th 2024
Salary: $29.21 - $29.64 per hour

Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. The area is rural in nature and is made up of distinct regions, offering a range of living styles, outdoor adventures and a welcoming community. This could be your opportunity to live life to the fullest. The County of Renfrew offers exciting opportunities to contribute and grow, in a collaborative environment.

We are recruiting for a Recreation Programmer. This is a relief position for the summer coverage.

The Recreation Programmer provides age appropriate recreation, leisure, social, spiritual, musical and educational goal orientated individual and group programs.


  • Organizes, implements and maintains effective, diversified, and stimulating resident-focused programs.
  • Promotes and provides assistance to the social, pastoral and community programs within the facility and in the community. 
  • Promotes program maintenance among members of the multi-disciplinary team, including family members.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and monitors the implementation of programs.
  • Assists in identifying educational needs and actively participates in workshops and educational programs. 
  • Provides assistance in the orientation, supervision and performance evaluation of new staff, students and volunteers.
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication and documents all relevant information with respect to resident’s goals, participation and performance.
  • Assists in the development and distribution of monthly life enrichment calendar of events.
  • Utilize a holistic approach to identify client and resident needs.
  • Assists with the resident dining process by serving meals and feeding.
  • Assist with transporting and transferring as needed
  • Responds to any employee in need of help.
  • Advocates for the resident to ensure activity programming needs are resident-focused.
  • Participates in continuing education, relevant to long-term care, to ensure skills and abilities are maintained and enhanced.
  • Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives by reviewing and developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures and by being an active participant in the budgetary process.
  • Creates a facility environment that protects the confidentiality of residents, staff and activities of Miramichi Lodge.
  • Recreation and leisure services diploma or equivalent from an approved college or university.
  • A certificate in gerontology or relevant knowledge and experience is an asset.
  • Formal educational background in music therapy an asset.
  • Completion of a food safety awareness program.
  • Experience in recreational programming and in a long-term care setting.
  • Excellent organizational skills and written and verbal English communication skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, personal initiative, sound judgment, as well as the ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to perform shift work requirements in a 24/7 operation.
  • Demonstrate regular attendance standards.
  • Ability to meet and maintain health requirements as per long-term care legislation.
  • Computer literacy is required.
Additional Information

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In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

The County of Renfrew is committed to providing a barrier free workplace. If an accommodation is required during the selection or interview process, it will be available upon request.

Contact Information
Human Resources
Miramichi Lodge
Pembroke, Ontario

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