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Recreation Worker

Requisition ID: 345246  

Position Number: 20054369

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Deer Lodge Centre

Department / Unit: Recreation - DLC  

Job Stream: Clinical  


Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP  - Indefinite

Reason for Term: Other Leave

FTE: 1.00  

Anticipated Shift: Days;Evenings;Weekends 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $24.504, $25.464, $26.531, $27.568, $28.632, $29.761


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Position Overview

Directly accountable to the Manager of Patient Care responsible for Therapeutic Recreation, the Recreation Worker provides recreation services to specific group of patient/residents to promote health and personal growth through leisure and recreation experiences, which contribute to the maintenance of physical, social, emotional and mental well-being. The Recreation Worker will provide leisure activities to enhance and promote life-long recreation skills and attitudes. 


Performs all duties in accordance with established health and safety regulations/guidelines, policies and procedures (e.g. utilizing personal, protective equipment as per safe work procedures). Notifies their Manager or their designates (i.e. supervisors) of all occurrences, injuries, illnesses or safety and health concerns which are likely to harm themselves, their co-workers, or any others who enter the premises.


  • One to two years recent experience working with older adults (individuals and groups) in a health care environment is an asset.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Grade 12 equivalent and Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults Certificate; or a diploma or undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation. 
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.


Not Applicable

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrates knowledge and support of:
    • The vision, values, goals, and objectives of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Deer Lodge Centre.
    • The Deer Lodge Centre’s Mission Statement, Residents Bill of Rights and Code of Conduct.
    • Personal Health Information Act, Protection of Persons in Care Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions) and other legislated acts.
    • Knowledge of current trends and practices in recreation and leisure services for frail elderly.
    • Knowledge of community recreation facilities and services.
  • Knowledge of basic computer applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively – verbally, person to person, by telephone and in writing.
  • Ability to assume responsibility for transporting and escorting patients/residents to programs in and out of the Centre.
  • Ability to provide for initial and ongoing assessments of patients/residents.
  • Ability to assist and train volunteers while they are involved in recreation services.

Physical Requirements

  • May be required to work extended hours.
  • May involve exposure to disease, radiation, toxic materials, noise, allergens, etc.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated patients/residents/staff/visitors.


This term position may end earlier as outlined in your collective agreement.

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 across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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

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