Programs Therapist - Part Time

  • Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Ina Grafton
  • Part-time
  • Programs
  • res-73432

Are you an individual that has a passion for making a difference? 

At Ina Grafton Gage Home we are passionate about ‘Making Every Moment Matter.” We are seeking a candidate that shares our values - a person who has a passion to make a difference, who has a strong moral compass and has a commitment to teamwork. 

At Ina Grafton Gage Home, we are passionate about providing compassionate care for families' loved ones, where the residents of our home come before anything else. Our values follow a ‘People’ focused philosophy, Participation ~ Excellence ~ Openness ~ Performance ~ Longevity ~ Efficient Use of Resources. This philosophy can be seen in every aspect and level of our home. 

A day in the role of a Programs Therapist at Ina Grafton Gage Home.

As a Programs Therapist at Ina Grafton Gage Home, you will be given high expectations, as well as an expectation to continue personal growth and professional growth. In this position, you will be gifted with a rewarding experience every day in the form of being able to see the exact impact you place on our residents. 

This position is responsible for but not limited to:

Complete documentation and accurate records as required including: Program guides, participation tracking, monthly statistics, Intake documentation, Quarterly documentation, MDS/RAPS, regular care plan updates based on residency status, progress notes, all assessments needed to determine residents recreation and rehabilitation needs.

  • Plan and implement programs based on resident assessments, offering new, creative and innovative recreation programs to residents on an ongoing basis

  • Plan and implement special events, community based programs and outings

  • Evaluate and make adaptations to programs as appropriate

  • Complete equipment assessments and ensure that resident has access to appropriate assistive devices as required(i.e. wheelchair, walker)

  • Participate in department meetings, unit meetings, and multidisciplinary care conferences.

  • Ensure effective communication and good human relations with residents, residents’ families, volunteers and staff

  • Ensures that posters, notices, and calendars are up to date, attractively displayed and easy for residents to read.

  • Initiate media notices re: creative programming in conjunction with the Programs Manager

  • Develop and maintain community contacts and resources.

  • Work with different community based agencies and groups to deliver programming to residents

  • Required to understand the nature and meaning of quality indicators used by the Home and to understand which indicators are publicly reported.

  • Required to participate in the improvement of the indicators and achieve satisfactory results.

  • Other duties as assigned and or indicated in Job Task Inventory



At Ina Grafton Gage Home we take pride in our employees, so your qualifications are important to us. We use them to get to know you and see if we are a good fit for each other. The qualifications needed to join our family at Ina Grafton Gage Home are as follows:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure studies, therapeutic recreation, kinesiology or other related fields from a community college or university or enrolled in the same required. If enrolled, must complete program within 3 years of hire date,

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, as well as excellent documentation skills,

  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in one-one/group program planning, implementation and evaluation for both well and the cognitively impaired,

  • Ability to work independently and ability to manage time effectively,

  • Ability to plan, implement, evaluate new ideas, resident programs and volunteer initiatives,

  • Knowledge and/or experience in working with the geriatric population especially those with cognitive impairments,

  • Current CPR/First-Aid and Food Handler’s certification,

  • Knowledge of MDS/RAI would be an asset,

  • GPA and Montessori certificates would be an asset.

  • Must have a clear vulnerable sector screen, no older than 6 months, TB test results less than 6 months old, must be able to provide three supervisory references.

  • Ina Grafton Gage Home recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, staff and others from COVID-19. As such, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, it will be a condition of employment that all new hires have received, at minimum, the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada with the second dose scheduled.


How to apply?

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references. We look forward to speaking with you, and making every moment count!

Our organization takes the accessibility needs of employees and candidates with disabilities into account during the position summary review process. Employees and candidates are required to notify their Director/Manager/Supervisor or Hiring Manager if they have any particular accessibility needs and the organization will work with the employee to address them.

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