Recreational Support Worker – part-time position

Position Details: This is a part-time position for 280 hours total; must work at least 12 hours per week

To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet the following criteria(as per the Canada Summer Jobs Program):
a) be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
b) be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
c) have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Note: International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada.

Reports To

Fundraising & Communications Manager


Within the context of a client/resident-centered care model and in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Recreational Support Worker works in a team based environment to coordinate programming at The Lighthouse and in the community to ensure therapeutic, recreational activities that improve individuals’ psycho-social functioning.

Core Competencies

  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Creative and Innovative Thinking
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Planning and Organizing Skills
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Strong Written & Verbal Communication

Job Duties

  • Arranges, delivers and monitors recreational activities, events, and programs to meet the abilities and needs of clients/tenants (e.g. birthday parties, gardening, music/reading programs, baking, exercises and mobility, holiday events, pow wows, outdoor recreation, museum/art gallery visits)
  • Assist with regular Lighthouse programs including Games Night, Coffee House, Art Groups, etc.
  • Assists with coordinating and facilitating Community Kitchen meals
  • Arranges and/or accompanies clients/tenants on outings
  • Encourages and assists with clients/tenants interaction
  • Prepares, decorates and sets up the activity area (e.g. moving furniture) and organizes crafts or games.
  • Obtains and/or purchases necessary equipment and supplies
  • Maintains communications through communication books, daily white boards, calendars and newsletters
  • Maintains records of volunteers, activities and attendance.
  • Takes bookings for program attendance
  • Prioritizes Aboriginal culturally relevant and responsive programming


  • Experience working with clients/tenants in a recreational capacity
  • Ability to build strong relationships with individuals of all levels within The Lighthouse community including staff, clients, volunteers, and the general public
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently, but also contribute as part of a strong collaborative team
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, the philosophies of The Lighthouse
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel and e-mail required
  • Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Clearance
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with safe food handling processes

Work Conditions

  • Flexible schedule that could include days, evenings or weekends depending on your availability. Must work Mon & Fri from 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Position involves working in the community, with a partner
  • May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.
  • Interacts with residents, family members, staff, visitors, and the general public
  • Physical activity including walking, standing, sitting
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.

To Apply:

Please submit resume & cover letter to Human Resources at: or by fax to 306-665-7773. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.