Activation Therapist

Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village


Our team of Activation Therapists are required to show their willingness to go above and beyond, to learn new skills and flexibility to adapt quickly to the different levels of care. The Activation Therapist is responsible for planning programs and assisting our residents by facilitating and participating in activities within our Long-Term Care Facility. You will be responsible for ensuring that all activities are completed with great sensitivity and compassion, in order to make people feel happier, healthier, and more comfortable.


  • A Diploma in Recreation/Leisure studies from a community college or university.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a Long-Term Care Facility.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with vulnerable people and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • An organized, efficient and flexible approach to the job, as well as good problem-solving abilities.
  • Time management skills and the ability to meet the needs of several clients at one time.
  • A high level of patience, compassion and emotional resilience are “essential.”
  • We are looking for somebody who able to demonstrate character traits such as empathy, flexibility and the ability to provide warm encouragement.




We are positive that we are able to check some of your boxes:
▪ We have shifts that fit most schedules with premiums for working evenings, nights and/or weekends. Overtime hours are also available for those who are looking to take advantage of it.
▪ We encourage the residents of our community to care for their whole selves, and we encourage our employees to do the same by offering Extended Health Benefits, Disability, Life insurance, AD&D, and Pension Plan with 100% match from us for all full-time staff and 14% pay in lieu for part-time.
▪ We support the well-being of our employees, so we offer an Employee Assistance Program to help our team handle mental health and personal challenges. In addition, we offer a generous paid sick leave for full-timers, and any unused sick time is paid out to you at the end of each year.
▪ Amazing perks, including Employee Service Recognition programs, free parking, discounted meals from our Dining room and fitness room access.
▪ We ensure our team receives frequent comprehensive training and education to expand their hard skills because we believe that it is our team of health care professionals who help us to do great things.

(Please note that successful applicants will require a current 2-step TB testing and current Vulnerable Sector Police Reference Check suitable for working with the vulnerable population prior to commencing employment)


Niagara Ina Grafton Gage Village is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruiting and hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our leadership team is responsible for working with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruiting and hiring process.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.