Recreation Therapist - Adult Day Program (Permanent, Part-Time) - CLOSES: Friday October 22, 2021

350 Burwell Road, 350 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Req #433
Friday, October 8, 2021

Welcome to Valleyview Home.  We are a 136-bed long term care facility located in St. Thomas, Ontario committed to enhancing our residents' physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological well-being in a home like atmosphere that promotes friendship, vitality and enjoyment. 
Our continuous pursuit of this philosophy is reflected in our four core values: Respect, Independence, Community, and Teamwork Valleyview is owned and operated by the City of St. Thomas and has been welcoming residents since 1969.

The Corporation of the City of St. Thomas - 

Valleyview Home has a position for a:


(Permanent, Part-Time)


Job Posting #433-10-21




This UNIFOR position, under the direct supervision of the Adult Day Program Coordinator, the Recreation Therapist is responsible to provide meaningful and innovated recreation programs that meet the diverse social, physical, spiritual, cognitive needs of the clients under the supervision of the Adult Day Program Coordinator.  These activities will assist in maximizing and maintaining the client’s optimum level of functioning.




Responsible for developing and implementing a variety of social and therapeutic programs as follows:

    • communicates with client, family and co-workers to establish an individual plan of care;

    • observes clients' responses to programs, assessing abilities and progress, intervening in situations when necessary;

    • engages clients in activities which correspond to identified needs and interests;

    • in cooperation with the clients, develops a monthly activity calendar;

    • ensures that program/activity supplies and resources are available;

    • liaises with family and/or caregivers as required;

    • modifies the environment to make it conducive to physical, emotional and social stimulation while maintaining client safety;

    • acts as a resource person to volunteers and instructs when necessary; and

    • escorts clients to and from program in Program van.


      Responsible for establishing and maintaining program records such as:

    • monitors program participation and attendance by completing daily attendance log;

    • ensures that each client has a service plan and a personal file;

    • daily vehicle inspection and logs; and

    • maintains program records to monitor participation and program effectiveness.


      Promotes the Adult Day Program through a public relations role including:

    • actively promotes program to clients, families and the community at large; and

    • includes media in special events.


      Is an active member of the Adult Day Program team which includes:

    • is responsible for supporting the Adult Day Program Mission and Goals;

    • is responsible for ensuring Policies and Procedures from the Adult Day Program, Valleyview and/or the City of St. Thomas are observed;

    • identifies gaps and communicates the need for new and expanded services;

    • attends in-services, workshops to further professional development;

    • actively participates in monthly team meetings; and

    • participates in the development and implementation of fundraising projects.


      Performs other duties as required.


      This position must take responsibility for personal health and safety insofar as he or she is able under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations. A worker must:

  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act, the regulations and City policies.

  • Must use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the City requires to be used or worn

  • Report to his or her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker

  • Report to his or her supervisor any contravention of the Act, the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.


    This position shall not:

  • Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by regulations or by the City, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately

  • Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker

  • Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.



Must have a University Degree in Recreation Therapy and/or College Diploma in Recreation & Leisure Services.  One to three years experience working on therapeutic programs for the cognitively impaired and frail elderly populations.  Must demonstrate excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.  Must have current First Aid & CPR certificate.  Computer knowledge would be an asset. 
Must possess and maintain a valid Class 'F' drivers license for the Province of Ontario.  Must be able to work weekend and evening hours.


Remuneration Range:  $26.05 - $26.87 per hour.


Applications must be received no later than Friday October 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


Go to – Employment, Employment Opportunities.

Go to Posting Title.

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You will need to create a Login.

Please IMPORT and UPLOAD your COVER LETTER AND RESUME individually (i.e. pdf, word).

Note: You will be required to answer Qualification questions during the application process.

When your application has been successfully received through Dayforce, you will receive an email from stating “Congratulations, your application has been successfully submitted.”

All prospective employees, volunteers and students will be required to provide an acceptable “Criminal Record Search” as a condition of employment and prior to commencing employment. 


Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.

The City of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance.  Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 519-631-1680 ext. 4146.

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  • 350 Burwell Road, 350 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada