Recreational Therapy Assistant

Fort McKay, AB, AB, Canada
Full Time

Recreational Therapy Assistant

Health Services Department



We are seeking a highly dedicated and professional Recreational Therapy Assistant to join our team! The Recreational Therapy Assistant will assist the Recreation Therapist in developing and implementing recreational programs and special events for Elders and FMFN community members. This individual will interact with staff at all levels, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient. This position is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly, located in Fort McKay, AB.


Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively Work with Elders and Vulnerable community members of Fort McKay.
  • Work closely with home care staff to ensure programs meet the care plan needs of home care clients.
  • Assist in developing programs that are culturally relevant and inclusive.
  • Assist in conducting interviews and assessment documents.
  • Help with Elders special events, planned programming and day to day requests.
  • Keep up to date with new developments in the field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social agencies.
  • Work effectively with internal and external partners, and display professionalism and strong ethics in both client-centered care and participation in care teams.
  • Work closely with and support the Recreational Therapist already employed in Elders Services .
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Completion of diploma from an accredited post-secondary rehabilitation therapy assistant program or equivalent training is preferred.
  • Registered or able to register with Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
  • One-year related experience working within recreational service delivery.
  • Working knowledge of services, assessments, care planning and all applicable guidelines and standards as relates to Recreational Therapy is preferred.
  • Experience working in an Indigenous community including knowledge of First Nations culture, traditions and values is considered an asset
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s License & Clean Driver’s Abstract Required
  • Clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector


At Fort McKay, we value the dedication of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to Competitive Pay, we also offer the following;  

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package with Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • An employer matched Pension Plan
  • A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre
  • Transportation to and from work
  • The opportunity to work with a community that is committed to protecting its traditional lands - to learn more about the Moose Lake Plan visit:


The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.



You can also check us out on social media -> Facebook & LinkedIn

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Please ensure you indicate the Competition #026-2023

*Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Indigenous  status in your application.


Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

Human Check*