Recreational Assistant

Recreational Assistant



Work hours
6.5 hours per shift

Posting Date
February 28, 2019

Start Date
Until Suitable candidate found



Under the direction and supervision of Director of Care and Clinical Managers, the Recreational Assistant will be assisting the Recreational Therapist to improve and maintain the residents’ functional abilities, leisure engagement, socialization , mood and quality of life through therapeutic programs and recreation activities, in accordance with Wing Kei’s Person and Family Centred Care framework, aligned with our vision, mission and values.


Key Accountabilities
• Demonstrate, promote and advocate the Wing Kei vision, mission and core values
• Assist and promote physical, cognitive and social skills needed to maintain and promote recreational pursuits and quality of life
• Organize and lead individual and group therapeutic programs, including seasonal activities and community outings, developed by Recreational Therapist; participate in the planning and evaluation of programs
• Prepare equipment and supplies and responsible for the maintenance and inventory of the available resources
• Provides assistance with resident/client activities of daily living such as toileting when on outings
• Assist in the collection of data and records of residents’ activity levels for assessment and reassessment process
• Assist in supervising volunteers that assist in therapeutic programs ,including visitations and big group events
• Collaborate with other disciplines to develop social and recreational approaches to individualized resident care in accordance to Wing Kei’s Person and Family Centred Care Framework
• Participate in on-going trainings to ensure high standard of service and best practices in the field is achieved


• Is aligned with Wing Kei’s vision and mission to continue to deliver excellence in seniors care
• Completion of a recognized Therapy Assistant Program, Diploma in Social Services or Recreation or has field related experience
• Completion of CPR training with a current license/certificate
• Is cheerful and resourceful; has a strong interest in leisure and wellness activities
• Is respectful of residents and their family members
• Is diligent with good observation skills, keen attention to details and sensitivity to residents’ feelings, preferences and needs
• Is committed to perform and promote effective work practices and demonstrates safety awareness
• Good physical fit and ability to assist in resident transfers and move equipment
• Possesses effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to engage and motivate residents of varying abilities and to communicate and collaborate with families and the interdisciplinary team. The ability to communicate in Chinese would be an asset.
• Is flexible to work rotating shifts including evenings and weekends
• Experience in working in Long Term Care or Support Living (SL4) setting preferred


How to Apply

Please send resume:

by E-Mail to:
or by Fax to:
1-866-281 5988
or by Mail to:
Wing Kei 1212 Centre Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R4
​Attn: Human Resources

If you do not have a resume, please submit an application form in WORD or PDF or ONLINE format.


This is a benefit non-eligible position

How to Apply:

Please send resume:

by E-Mail to:

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or by Fax to:
1-866-281 5988
or by Mail to:
Wing Kei
1212 Centre Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R4
​Attn: Human Resources

If you do not have a resume, please submit an application form in WORD or PDF or ONLINE format.

We are an equity employer and encourage applications from men and women, persons with disabilities and visible minorities who may contribute to the wellbeing of our residents.

All new employees must complete a Criminal Records Check in accordance with the Protection for Persons in Care Act. In compliance with Alberta Health’s Infection Control standards, all new employees are required to provide a copy of their Tuberculosis or Chest X-Ray paperwork and a proof of positive immunity of MMR within 30 days of their date of hire.

Thank you for your interest in working at the Wing Kei. Unless you are contacted for an interview, you will receive no further acknowledgment of your application.