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Recreation Aide

Chartwell Emerald Hills Retirement Residence


Eton Boulevard, Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 0N8

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Interested in a career that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of others?  One where you are valued and respected, listened to, and empowered to live up to your potential?  If so, Chartwell Retirement Residences is the place for you.


We are always looking for empathetic, positive and passionate individuals committed to Making People's Lives Better.  With over 200 residences across Canada, we have an opportunity for you that will make a difference in your life.


The Recreation Aide will develop, implement, and evaluate diversified programs and services to meet the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of all residents.


The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Identifying and assessing the residents’ needs to develop fulfilling activities;

  • Encouraging resident participation in programs;

  • Providing one on one support to residents while promoting interrelationships within our community;

  • Providing support with the process of forecasting and monitoring expenditures of funds allocated to activation/recreation budgets;

  • Providing residents with a safe and comfortable environment by remaining aware of risk management issues that could compromise safety or incur liability;

  • Maintaining excellent documentation systems;

  • Participating in strategic planning and quality management practices.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • A minimum of 1-3 years of experience with activity planning, preferably in a long term care residence;

  • Excellent computer skills; 

  • A Degree or Diploma in Therapeutic Recreation/Activation/Leisure studies, Kinesiology or a related field;

  • Current first aid and CPR certification;

  • A Smart Serve or Food Handler certificates are considered an asset. 

Candidates must be available to work days, evenings and weekends.

To apply please email your CV/resume to

To apply online, please complete the "Apply for this Job" form

All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. As a condition of employment, a Criminal Record Search, which may include a vulnerable sector screen, will be required.

Chartwell Retirement Residences (“Chartwell”) is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested parties. In accordance with Chartwell's Accessibility Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Chartwell's hiring process.

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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