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Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator

by Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners

Position Type: Contract
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Aug 02, 2022
Experience: 3 Years
Education: College Diploma (3 years)
Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners

Job Description


Organizational Overview:

The Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners actively supports families and individuals affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. We advocate for and provide support services, education, and funding for research for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Our Vision:

A world without Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Our Mission:

To alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia’s and to promote research.

Our Values:

Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Excellence.

Position title:         Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator

  Hiring 2 positions

Location:   Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners – 1 position for Oxford, 1 position for Elgin with occasional travel to all sites (Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex)

Status: Full-Time, 12-month Contract, 35 hours per week, occasional evening and weekend work required.

About you:

You are an enthusiastic, energetic, and highly organized people person with a passion for working with diverse groups of people, older adults, and those living with dementia or cognitive impairment. You have experience coordinating and facilitating therapeutic recreation programs. You enjoy working with a multi-disciplinary team and utilize your excellent interpersonal skills. You are an enthusiastic, highly organized individual with a demonstrated ability to deliver. You manage your time well and you can problem-solve through challenging situations and unexpected circumstances

Position Summary:

Recreation Programs at the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners are group-based recreation programs for clients living with dementia. Clients participating in recreation are typically in the early to mid-stages of the disease. The programs are designed to provide cognitive stimulation and social interaction for the person living with dementia. Care partners are also welcomed to participate in certain programs, providing the opportunity to build a support network and get in touch with the community and resources.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the set-up and clean-up of the of the program; during set-up, welcoming of participants, collaboratively with volunteers, ‘setting the tone’ to demonstrate a safe, stigma free and fun space
  • Create engaging and appropriate recreation programming for participants, including proposed modifications for varied ability/mobility levels
  • Attend mandatory AIS lite and GPA training sessions and additional training as required
  • Maintain inventory of supplies and purchase new supplies as needed
  • Complete Therapeutic Recreation Assessment and intake processes for clients
  • Plan weekly sessions for clients to participate in, supported by volunteers
o  Facilitators will ensure that preparation of program plans, materials, instructions, handouts, etc. are complete before the day of their program, and are encouraged to use the office for any photocopying/printing required

Evaluations and Other Responsibilities:

  • Annual quarterly performance review with Manager of Therapeutic Recreation
  • Work with program team to continually evaluate group programs by soliciting ongoing feedback from clients in groups as well as asking group participants to complete written questionnaires as appropriate
  • Always represent the Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners in a professional manner, treating all internal and external clients with respect and dignity and always act in the best interest of the Society
  • As an employee of a non-profit organization, you are expected to participate in fund development activities as required
  • Other related duties as requested by the supervisor or Director of Programs and Services/CEO

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Alzheimer Society Southwest Partners
Contact Name:   Amanda Jahn
Telephone:   519-680-2404
Email Address:
Company Website:

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Job Location

London, ON