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Activiaties Aide – Valley Manor

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Barry's Bay



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Valley Manor is a not-for-profit long-term care home nestled in the natural environment of Barry’s Bay. We are a fully accredited facility for 90 residents, and we are the area’s largest employer with 140 people on our staff. Valley Manor is also building a new residence – the largest redevelopment project in Barry’s Bay history! This new development will offer an even better home for our residents with larger individual and common area rooms. It is an exciting time to be a part of our organization.

We are recruiting for an Activities Aide. This is a temporary, full-time position with an opportunity to become permanent.

The role of the Activities Aide is to perform all duties in activity and related therapies for each and every resident of Valley Manor. In addition, this role will promote and provide a balanced and varied programs of activities that interest and engage residents in the fulfillment of their individual needs and quality of life according to Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care standards.

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree in recreation and leisure, therapeutic recreation kinesiology or other related field from a community college or university (LTC Act Sec 67 – July 1, 2010). Suitable candidates enrolled in a program will also be considered.
  • Experience in activities in long-term care is an asset.
  • Computer literacy (WordPerfect, Microsoft Publisher, Rai-Mds, POC and PCC)
  • Recording and documentation skills.
  • Ability to learn, demonstrate and utilize a variety of communication techniques, media and skills in dealing with the elderly and disabled in recreational pursuits.
  • Knowledge and courses in behaviours, Montessori, Gentle Persuasive Approach, etc. is an asset.
  • Excellent public relations skills, confidentiality and an ability to work well with others in a multi-disciplinary team approach in a changing work environment.
  • Must successfully complete the orientation program for the activities department and Valley Manor.
  • Enthusiastic and energetic organizational and leadership skills and ability to work effectively unsupervised.
  • Friendly, outgoing, positive, mature attitude, self-starter, dependable ability to perform assigned duties within a flexible work schedule within a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week operation of service.


Additional Information
Valley Manor is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Discrimination and harassment based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, origin, disability, pregnancy or any other code grounds will not be permitted. If you require accommodation at any time during the interview process, please advise us.
Contact Information
Stacey McDonald, Director Human Resources and Finance
Valley Manor
Box 880, 88 Mintha Street,
Barry’s Bay, Ontario
K0J 1B0