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Activity/Recreation Worker

Requisition ID: 326897 

Position Number: 213-71485-A251-02

Competition #: SS-22-1196

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Carman

Site: Southern Health-Santé Sud

Work Location: Boyne Lodge

Department / Unit: Long Term Care 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: CUPE

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 0.60 

Anticipated Shift: Days/Nights/Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75 hour shifts

Salary: As Per CUPE Collective Agreement


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


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: o RECF-1045 Foundation to Therapeutic Recreation o RECF-1046 TR Leisure Concepts o RECF-1047 TR Cognitive Impairment o 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:

• Completes and maintains a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check, as appropriate.

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

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


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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