Recreation Coordinator - Harbourside Lodge

Yarmouth, NS


Job Description

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Req ID: 35841
Location: WesternZone,Harbourside Lodge
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000002 Administration
Type of Employment: PermanentHourly FT (100%FTE) x 1position(s)
Union Status: Healthcare
Bargaining Unit - CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 24-Jul-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Recreation Coordinator is responsible to the Assistant Director of Care and the Unit Supervisor of Harbourside Lodge. The Recreational Coordinator, as a member of the Recreation Department, coordinates and participates in delivering recreational and vocational programs for the residents of Harbourside Lodge. The Recreation Coordinator will exhibit leadership, sound judgment and initiative while working within the framework of the objectives of the department and the organization as a whole.


  • Degree/ Diploma in the field of recreation.
  • Must have effective communication skills - verbal and written - and excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with residents/families/colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound professional judgment and initiative.
  • Ability to hold in confidence all matters pertaining to residents, staff, co-workers and the organization.
  • Must be adaptable and flexible to adjust to the changing needs of the service and the facility/program.
  • Certification in Standard First aid & CPR.
  • Certification in Non Violent Crisis Intervention.
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any additional costs as a condition of employment.

  • Minimum of two (2) years recent experience working with persons with disabilities is a definite asset
  • Possession of a valid NS Class IV Driver's License. Must be willing to obtain
  • Current Food Handler's Course
  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia Recreation Professionals in Health or Therapeutic Recreation Association Atlantic Canada.
  • Capable of maintaining regular work attendance.
  • Prior experience working with and/or managing volunteers.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

* Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly

* Beginning August 6, 2019

* Date is approximate and subject to change

* Shifts may include days, nights, weekends & holidays

Salary Information

$20.7724 - $24.3549 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Healthcare bargaining unit - CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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