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Recreation Programmer for Day Program

  • Posted:Oct 15, 2020
  • Apply by:Nov 06, 2020
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Other
  • Location
  • Vaughan, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Other
  • Company Type
  • Other

About this position

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week

Tuesday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at ADP Vaughan

Saturday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at ADP Richmond Hill


Reporting to the Day Program Supervisor, you will design, develop, implement and evaluate group and individualized wellness programs for frail seniors in an Adult Day Program.

Requirements for the position include:

  • Degree or diploma in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Therapy, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Social Service Worker Gerontology or related field.

  • Understands the concepts of health and wellness as it pertains to therapeutic program planning.

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

  • Experience in developing partnerships to enhance therapeutic programming.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.

  • Actively participates as a team member and works with others to achieve common goals.

  • Understands proper body mechanics for safe assistance with clients.

  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Database, PowerPoint or Publisher).

  • Current certifications in Food Handler’s Course, CPR and First Aid.

  • Training in Montessori principles for dementia programming an asset.

  •  Fluency in both official languages (English & French) and/or other language(s), an asset.



Accommodation will be provided to individuals with disability, upon request

If you are enthusiastic about planning new, innovative programs on a daily basis to keep the program fresh and interesting, we’d like to hear from you!

Please apply online:  www/

or email your resume to


CHATS is a not-for-profit organization launched in 1980 by a caring group of community members who believed in enhancing the independence of seniors living at home. Today, CHATS enhances the health, wellness and independence of more than 8,100 York Region, Bradford West Gwillimbury and New Tecumseth seniors and caregivers each year, through a full range of in-home and community services provided by a dedicated team of 300 staff and more than 550 volunteers.

Adult Day Program (ADP) is a full-day community based program, offering respite to caregivers and providing older adults and persons with age related conditions with individualized plans of care. The program includes a variety of social and wellness activities, companionship, nutritious snacks, and lunch, in a safe, friendly, and caring environment while addressing social isolation for older adults. Activities include exercise, mental stimulation, crafts, relaxation programs, entertainment, health promotion, and disease prevention. Programs are also being offered virtually.

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