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Activities Coordinator - LTC CAS Pool



Requisition ID: 3005  
Department: Community & Social Services Dept.  
Service: Long Term Care Services  
Branch: LTC (Peter D. Clark) Branch 
Employment Type: Multiple casual positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside 
Salary Information: $32.630 - $38.183 per hour (2022 rates of pay)
Location: Gary J. Armstron, Carleton Lodge, Centre d'acceuil Champlain, Peter D. Clark
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Long term Care 
Application Close: 31/08/2022


The Recreation & Leisure Centre is responsible for the planning, coordinated development, management and implementation of recreation, leisure, therapy and volunteer activities, programs, services and initiatives to the residents of a municipal long term care facility.

Within one of the city’s Long Term Care Facilities (Garry Armstrong, Carleton Lodge, Centre d’accueil Champlain or Peter D. Clark Centre) you are responsible for implementing and facilitating a variety of recreation and leisure opportunities for residents.  Duties include designing program tailored plans to resident needs, consulting with the resident, nursing staff, and other medical/professional service providers to ensure programs meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of residents, with an emphasis on resident safety and engagement.


Completion of 2 year community college diploma in Recreation and Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology or other related field

Minimum of 1 year of related experience working with seniors, geriatric patients/clients or long-term care residents which includes recreation planning and implementation.


Valid Ontario unrestricted G class driver’s licence (or provincial equivalent) with no more than 6 demerit points accumulated


  • Planning and implementing programs with a geriatric population
  • Wide range or recreation programs and resources geared to meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer/Dementia and other related disorders
  • Basic knowledge of computer applications
  • Computerized records systems applicable to Long Term Care (RAIMDS)
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Plan, deliver and evaluate activity programs for cognitively impaired, physically frail and normally aged residents in accordance with their individual needs
  • Document resident progress for health record and care plans
  • Contribute to and work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary care team
  • Consult with residents, families, LTC staff and other health care providers to develop tailored, individual and appropriate resident care plans
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, interpersonally and in writing with residents, families, LTC staff and other health providers
  • Adapt to changing requirements and demands
  • Computer skills
  • Creative and energetic
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time, priorities and organize activities within short time constraints
  • Caring, empathy, patience and understanding in dealing with a geriatric population
  • Reliable, dependable, punctual and self-motivated
  • Committed to on-going professional development in recreation activity planning for long term care residents
  • Working weekends or evenings, as required
  • Meets the physical requirements of the job related to assisting residents with activities


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.  
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.


This role works in a high-risk setting; therefore, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment in accordance with the City’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy.


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.