Activity/Recreation Worker (SS-23-301)

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Position Summary

The Activity/Recreation Worker promotes the overall quality of life for clients in health care facilities (hospitals, transitional care centers and personal care homes).

The incumbent exercises a moderate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health-Santé Sud.


  • Grade Xll education required
  • Recognized Therapeutic Recreation/Activity Programming certificate or equivalent relevant education required
  • Minimally, completion of four courses of the “Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults” program (Red River College) or equivalent is required:
    • RECF-1045 Foundation to Therapeutic Recreation
    • RECF-1046 TR Leisure Concepts
    • RECF-1047 TR Cognitive Impairment
    • RECF-1051 Documentation Skills
  • Certified Food Handler Certificate
  • A minimum of two (2) years recent relevant experience preferred
  • Experience working with an older adult population
  • Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required
  • Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job
  • Good work and attendance record

Conditions of Employment

  • Valid current Class IV & V driver’s license an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00

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Southern Health-Santé Sud, in partnership with the Indigenous community, is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous people within all levels of our workforce. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as being of Indigenous descent in their cover letter/application.

Completes and maintains Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

All Health Care Workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud policy.

Please include three work-related references with your job application from persons who are not related to you but have direct knowledge of your current and past work performance.

Consistent with the French Language Services Policy of the Government of Manitoba and Southern Health-Santé Sud’s FLS Policy, we are committed to offering services in English and French in designated program/service areas serving French-speaking communities within Southern Health-Santé Sud. If no candidates satisfy the bilingual qualification, candidates meeting all other qualifications may be considered for this position.