Recreation Programmer

Posting Number:   2013-158

Job Title:   Recreation Programmer

Status: Regular Full-Time, 4 shifts per week (30 hours per week), varied shift times and varied rotation

Employer: The 450 bed Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is a leading regional resource in long-term, respite and convalescent care, with particular emphasis on providing for the needs of seniors, veterans and people requiring dementia care.  We are seeking a motivated and team-oriented individual for the casual position of Recreation Programmer.

Description: This position involves working with residents in both our long term care and convalescent care programs. Experience working with seniors is a must. In this position, the successful applicant is involved in providing recreational activities both individually and in a group setting.  You will be involved in the development and implementation of programs through participation in planning, designing, developing, delivering and evaluation of different programs .

Qualifications: Candidates must have a 2 year College Diploma in Recreation/Leisure studies.  Ability to organize work and identify priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Previous job related experience working with residents with dementia. Ability to work with the elderly in a resident centered care environment long term and convalescent care.

Please forward your resume by 4:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013 to: 

Human Resources Services The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre 1750 Russell Road Ottawa, ON. K1G 5Z6 FAX 613-526-7190 E-Mail:

We thank all candidates for applying; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.