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Chartwell Gibson Long Term Care Residence

Programs & Support Services Manager

Job Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: January 24, 2013

Reporting to the Administrator, the Programs &  Support Services Manager is responsible for the coordination, scheduling and conducting activities that provide a variety of meaningful activities to meet the physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the residents.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Secondary school education diploma or equivalent;
  • Diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related field from a recognized College or University;
  • One (1) – three (3) years of related experience ideally in a retirement living community, long term care or health care environment;
  • Experience in Restorative Care is an asset;
  • Knowledge and training in recreational planning and development;
  • Training in occupational therapy and/or rehabilitation techniques is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures required for the development and execution of activity programs designed for geriatric residents;
  • Knowledge of the sensory losses and physical disabilities of the elderly;
  • Knowledge of the Long Term Care Act, Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Ability to identify changes in the condition of a resident;
  • Knowledge of such activities as dance, dramatics, games, gardening, music, sports, arts and crafts;
  • Knowledge of literature and new developments in the recreation field.

Practicing our corporate values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T., the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensuring the provision of an appropriate program of activities for all residents through the assessment and evaluation of their needs and through the maximum utilization for community recourses;
  • Assessing each resident on admission (multidisciplinary admission assessment)
  • Facilitating the activities of the Resident’s Council and providing assistance as required;
  • Assisting in the assessment of residents’ needs and devising of care plans;
  • Coordinating the volunteer program;
  • Coordinating the pastoral care program;
  • Recruiting and hiring new staff and volunteers;
  • Promoting the principles of activation throughout the Long Term Care Home and working closely with the Nursing department, family and volunteers, in implementing ‘The Guidelines on Activation’;
  • Participating in resident care conferences;
  • Ensuring that optimal safety standards are maintained by all activity staff;
  • Liaising with Ministry of Health inspectors and corporate consultants as required;
  • Maintaining an efficient and effective department management system, including reporting and internal control;
  • Coordinating department activities including staff scheduling, monthly calendars, birthdays, parties, outing and special events;
  • Ensuring all staff receives training in WSIB, WHMIS and Occupational Health and Safety;
  • Performing other tasks as required.

Please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to:
Ruth Coleman, Administrator
Fax: 416-493-4886

We thank all applicants for their interest in Chartwell Retirement Residences.
Please be advised that only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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