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In Home Recreation Coordinator

by Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Nov 17, 2020
Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex

Job Description

In Home Recreation Coordinator (2 Full Time Contract Positions) 

Position: In Home Recreation Coordinator, Contract Full time (December 2020 – March 31 2021) with opportunity for permanent full time 
Location: Alzheimer Society London & Middlesex (435 Windermere Road) with travel required around London and Middlesex County 
Status: Full Time, 35 hours /week 

Immediate Supervisor: Manager of Therapeutic and Social Recreation Services  

About you: You are an enthusiastic, highly organized people person with a passion for recreation and leisure and experience working with an older adult population, specifically those living with dementia or cognitive impairment. You have a passion for helping others, and are a skilled communicator, and are equally comfortable working in a team as you are on an individual basis. You are flexible and agile, and able to problem solve through challenging situations and unexpected circumstances. 
Summary: The In Home Recreation Coordinator will assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualized recreation opportunities for persons living with dementia in their home.  There will be requirements of direct contact with clients to run programs within the home following safety procedures.  The In Home Recreation Coordinator will also be responsible for training volunteers to virtually interact with clients in their home.  Clients participating in the In Home Recreation program are typically in the early to midstages of dementia. The programs are designed to provide cognitive stimulation and social interaction for the person living with dementia. This time spent with the person with dementia (virtually or in home) will offer respite to the care partners living with the person with dementia.  The In Home Recreation Program aims to provide the opportunity to build a support network, get in touch with the community, and obtain further knowledge of ASLM resources. 

The In Home Recreation Coordinator will;  
• Receive referrals for the program and prioritize them appropriately due to the needs of the case  
• Complete initial recreation assessments with PWD and Care Partner
• Plan, prepare and facilitate, individualized recreation plans for persons living with dementia (PWD)
• Evaluate individualized plan and make modifications when necessary  
• Train volunteers to encourage meaningful interactions with persons living with dementia with the introduction and learnings of presentation of activities, communication skills, and activities of interest  
• Match volunteers with person living with dementia in a virtual environment  
• Manage caseload of clients assigned  
• Complete appropriate documentation and attendance for each assigned case  
• Communicate with Manager of Therapeutic and Social Recreation Services as well as assigned Social Worker to ensure goals of individual are being met  
Reporting directly to the Manager of Therapeutic and Social Recreation Services, the In Home Recreation Coordinator will plan and facilitate all aspects of the program including pre-program planning, program facilitation, shopping for supplies, preparing and printing materials before their individual session, and set-up/clean-up of their program. The In Home Recreation Coordinator will also supervise a team of volunteers as they assist with the delivery of the program. This includes communication of expectations for volunteers, training, feedback (both supportive and corrective) as appropriate to volunteers, and communication of any questions or concerns about volunteers to the Manager of Therapeutic and Social Recreation Services. The In Home Recreation Coordinator will employ the tenets of therapeutic recreation to contribute to the establishment of a welcoming, inclusive, and enjoyable environment.   
1. Therapeutic Recreation Degree and/or Recreation and Leisure Diploma with experience;
2. R/TRO or CTRS Certified desirable;
3. A minimum of two years of experience facilitating recreation one on one and/or group programs, comprised of diverse individuals with complex needs;
4. Experience working with older adults, those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias preferred;
5. Excellent observation skills and ability to assess behaviour changes over short (a few hours) and extended (over multiple weeks) periods of time;
6. Demonstrated leadership skills through professional or volunteer activities;
7. Experience working with volunteers an asset;
8. Ability to work independently to develop recreation interventions for the program;
9. Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently  
10. Flexibility and adaptability in relation to program planning and delivery;
11. Ability to use discretion, and judgment in handling sensitive or confidential information or situations;
12. Valid First Aid and CPR certification required;
13. Valid Vulnerable Sector Police Check screening required;
14. Must have valid driver’s license and/or access to reliable transportation to client’s homes (London and Middlesex County) and to ASLM London office. 
 COVID-19 considerations: This job will require consistent wearing of proper PPE and completing education in proper Public Health guidelines surrounding PPE and Covid-19 protocols.  This does not limit following sanitation protocols between client program times. 
Application Process: Deadline – November 27, 2020 
Interested applicants will submit a complete application package including cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) recent work-related references. Please send the application package in .pdf format to: (with the job title listed in the subject line) 
As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need. 
All applicants will be screened based on receiving a complete application package and according to the qualifications listed in the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 
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London, ON