Job Posting


Application Deadline: 

January 27, 2023

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At Parkwood Seniors Community, we seek to nurture the mind, body and spirit of residents through a culture of kindness, building ‘a community for all’. We are a charitable, non-profit, organization comprised of 18 Independent Garden Homes, 78 Retirement Residential Suites with Assisted Living Services and a 96-bed Long-Term Care home.

We welcome you to join us! If you want to work in a team-based environment with others who enjoy what they do and treat each other with kindness and respect, look no further. We provide all new team members with guided orientation and onboarding, and opportunities for team appreciation, individual recognition and growth and development. Indeed, kindness lives here.

Position Summary:

Parkwood Senior’s Community is recruiting a dynamic, enthusiastic individual to join our team! As we build a community for all, the Recreationist position assists in supporting the vibrant program department by implementing innovative activities and programs to provide meaningful independence, social inclusion, a sense of belonging and contribution for seniors in the Parkwood community.

Reports to:

Lindsay Hicks, Director of Programs

Assets and Qualifications:

  • Degree/Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation/ Recreation & Leisure/ or Related field
  • Experience working with seniors with complex, age-related diseases and/or mental health concerns
  • Creativity and enthusiasm to take risks, share new innovative ideas and overall enhance the offerings of our program team.
  • Energetic, adaptable individual with the ability to organize multiple people and projects
  • Positive outlook with a genuine interest in providing enriching recreation opportunities to this population.
  • Self-motivated exemplifying attention to detail, organization and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enhance our growing team
  • Current Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector component required
  • Current TB skin test or ability to obtain


  • Planning, implementing and evaluation of group and individual programs based on the needs of our Residents.
  • Works as part of the Recreation team to plan and implement programs of varied and meaningful purpose that contribute to resident goals
  • Works cooperatively with other departments to meet Resident needs
  • Meets daily/weekly/monthly with the Director of Programs to review resident participation, new admissions and overall program direction.
  • Encourages physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cognitive growth for residents.
  • Maintains Program and Resident documentation

Shift Information:

  • Hiring for Full-time Position
  • Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
  • Days/Evening Shift
  • Weekends and Holidays
  • Monday – Friday


Ability to provide effective service in French (proficient in conversational French for activities of daily living) is considered an asset.

If you require accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and assessment process, per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, please speak with the hiring contact. Fairview Parkwood Communities will be pleased to support you.

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