We are seeking enthusiastic and creative team members to join our Adult Day Program staff in providing a wide array of social and recreational programs in a safe and comfortable setting for clients. Working from our multiple locations in Durham Region (Ajax-Pickering, Clarington, Whitby and Uxbridge) the Recreationist is responsible for:

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating social recreational programming to meet the needs of clients with limitations resulting from aging, mental and/or physical illness and clients with impaired cognition
  • Assisting with activities of daily living, including client transfers, mobilization and toileting
  • Completing accurate client documentation
  • Providing support and assistance with problem solving to primary caregivers
  • Working effectively with the Community Care Durham team of volunteers, students and staff
  • Remaining current and competent in first aid and emergency response practices

Qualifications required:

  • Post-secondary diploma in recreation/activation or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and current, directly related programming experience; experience in adult day programming required
  • Ability to meet the physical and emotional requirements of the position
  • Current First Aid Certificate and Level C CPR
  • Intermediate MS Office skills
  • Satisfactory police vulnerable sector check
  • Sensitivity to the needs of the elderly, individuals with mental health issues and persons with disabilities
  • Must work in a safe manner and promote the health and safety of all staff, volunteers, clients and the community as outlined within CCD policies
  • Ability to travel throughout Durham Region

Start Rate:      $19.55 per hour plus vacation pay.

Please apply in writing referencing posting number 2019-52, outlining qualifications and experience by 4pm Friday November 22nd, 2019 to:   Human Resources, Community Care Durham email:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences and supports the full participation of all employees. We recognize the importance of ensuring that all job seekers and employees are treated with equal respect and dignity, and are protected from discrimination and harassment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code we provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process. If you require this information in an alternate format; require communication supports; an accommodation in applying for a posting and/or if you are selected for an interview, please inform our HR department.