Activity Worker (2) EX19-670

Employment Opportunity Notice:  EX19-670

Reporting Location: 960 Notre Dame Avenue

Part Time Positions
Up to 48 Hours Bi-Weekly
(Days/Afternoon Shifts)

Start Date to Follow Selection Process

The Therapeutic Services Section, Long Term Care Services Division, Community Development Department of the City of Greater Sudbury, requires two (2) Activity Worker(s).  The successful candidates must possess the qualifications and perform the duties, as set out below.  The current range of pay for this position is $25.21 to $26.49 per hour.


Under the general supervision of the Manager of Therapeutic Services and day-to-day direction of the Co-ordinator of Recreation and Leisure Programs in collaboration with resident and family/significant other.

  1. Develop and implement an appropriate activity program based on assessed interest and capabilities and input in the Resident Care Plan (RCP).
  2. Promote interest and participation in activities that enhance or stimulate all spheres of personhood including physical,  intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual realms.
  3.  Deliver activity programs effectively in both group settings and one on one settings.
  4. Review and update RCP at least quarterly as per Minimum Data Set - Resident Assessment Instrument (MDS-RAI) schedule.
  5. Plan and organize activities indoors, outdoors and in the community.
  6. Plan for and request monthly supplies and equipment as needed for program delivery.
  7. Assist with the feeding of Residents as required.
  8. Plan and prepare monthly Activity Calendar.
  9. Escort / porter residents to and from activities.
  10. Assist and support residents to participate in activities that may be of interest to them if they are not able to do so independently.
  11. Direct and assist volunteers/students in performing programs.
  12.  Record resident attendances at all programs, and document any relevant observations in progress notes.
  13. Perform individual and/or group restorative care and therapeutic recreational programs as directed by and under the supervision of certified therapists.
  14. Communicate with the interdisciplinary team regarding resident status changes, needs and outcomes to programs.
  15. Participate in resident and interdisciplinary conferences as required.
  16. Participate in departmental staff meetings and Home meetings as required.
  17. Assist in all setups in program areas as required.
  18. Assist with fundraising activities and organization of volunteer activities as directed.
  19. Attend mandatory educational in-services.
  20. Maintain the workspace in a safe and tidy condition.
  21. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS's Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.
  22. Perform other related duties as required.


  • Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology, Occupational Therapy Assistant/Physiotherapy Assistant, or other related field from a community college.
  • Training in Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA), UFirst! or valid Hands that Feed training an asset.
  • Up to six (6) months of approved related work experience in organizing and promotion of leisure and restorative activities in a long term care facility.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills in organizing and motivating seniors.
  • Demonstrate experience working with volunteers and students.
  • Experience with Activity Pro an asset.
  • Experience with MDS-RAI an asset.
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing.
  • French verbal and written skills an asset.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • Provide, at own cost, a Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Provide, at own cost, a Two-Step Mantoux Test (TB).
  • Provide, at own cost, N95 Mask Fitting size.

Note: A Vulnerable Sector Check will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice.  Please do not submit your Vulnerable Sector Check with your application.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit their résumé in confidence by Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 4:30 PM to: Citizen Service Centre, The City of Greater Sudbury, PO Box 5000, Station A, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3, Facsimile number: 705-673-7219 or by e-mail to:  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered. Please reference the Employment Opportunity number (EX19-670) on your resume.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.