Recreation Aide - Part Time

Red Deer County, AB, Canada
Part Time
Care Partners
Entry Level

Let us welcome you home to The Hamlets at Red Deer in Red Deer, AB.

Optima Living operates Independent Living, Assisted Living, Supportive Living and Memory Care communities in Alberta and British Columbia. Our communities are among the best places to live in Western Canada. 

Our Vision: For every person to feel at home. 

This is truly supported by our credo. “Let us welcome you home.” All of us here feel it is an honor to work with our residents and we advocate a resident-centered approach where the Resident, is the focus of all our endeavors. 

As the Recreation Aide, you are responsible for assisting the recreation team at The Hamlets at Red Deer in the delivery of recreation activities to promote physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and cultural needs of our residents. 


  • Engage residents through regular conversation 
  • Assist with program coordination and implementation 
  • Provide one on one support to residents 
  • Observe and report on resident care and services 
  • Assist with coordinating volunteers and community resources 
  • Collaborate with peers to coordinate activities 
  • Manage recreation equipment, including inventory and maintenance concerns 
  • Event and activity setup and cleanup 
  • Operate in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act 
  • Other duties as assigned to support operational requirements 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Experience in a residential care setting is preferred 
  • Completion of high school diploma 
  • Valid provincial class 4 driver's license is an asset 
  • Completion of CPR and First Aid is an asset 
  • Safe Food Handling Certificate and ProServe is preferred 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with peers, residents, visitors and operational partners 
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to handle multi-resident requests 
  • Superior oral and written communication skills   
  • Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and problem solve 

Conditions of Employment 

  • Clear drivers abstract 
  • Clear Police Information Check 
  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Check 
  • COVID-19 vaccination proof. This requirement may be waived if you have received an exemption through the provincial government. 



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