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Company Name:
CMHA Calgary Region
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Calgary, Alberta
Social Services
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Associate Degree

Continuing Connections Recreation Coordinator

Are you a dynamic, committed individual looking to make a difference in the lives of members of our community?  We are accepting applications for the position title below: 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Calgary Region is part of Canada’s most established national mental health organizations, the Canadian Mental Health Association. CMHA facilitates access to resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness and addiction. 

In return for your commitment: CMHA offers their employees a competitive salary, work/life balance, career planning as well as professional development opportunities. Come and work with other amazing individuals that are as committed to helping, learning and growing as you are! 

POSITION TITLE:               Continuing Connections Recreation Coordinator 

JOB CLASSIFICATION:     Permanent Full time 

HOURS OF WORK:            35.0 hours per week 

JOB SUMMARY:                You will be responsible for the development and implementation of leisure/recreation services for residents between the ages of 18 – 65 living with a mental health illness within one of the following Care Centre’s: Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, Carewest Garrison Green, Glamorgan Care Centre, and Bethany Care Society. 

                                           You will primarily work within two (2) centres as a team member of both the Applied Behaviour Collaboration Team through Alberta Health Services partnership, and the Canadian Mental Health Outreach team. 


  • Active or eligible for professional ATRA membership.
  • A recognized diploma or undergraduate degree in a human services area.
  • You have worked in the mental health field for over two (2) years and have a deep commitment to and understanding of the recovery model. You demonstrate deep respect not only for clients but for the teams you support, your peers and community partners.
  • Two (2) years of experience in working with individuals with mental health/addiction conditions and complex medical needs in a care facility, or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team setting.
  • Experience in group facilitation is an asset.
  • Professional competencies such as assessment, intervention/treatment planning, critical thinking, judgment, documentation, program development, case management, etc. 
  • First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Valid driver’s license and a vehicle. 

Client Service Responsibilities

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate the recreation component of the overall program for the four (4) Care Centres for the under 65 years of age group.
  • Facilitate a variety of group programming within the facility and community, as well as 1-1 programming
  • Advocate for program clients and promote recovery and their inclusion in their community.
  • Participate in the overall functioning, coordination and development of the Continuing Connections Program, in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Build therapeutic relationships.
  • Maintain database documentation records, and program statistics.
  • Administer an assessment tool to help identify client strengths, and monitor client success.
  • Participate in the evaluation of program outcomes.
  • Adhere to incident and risk management policies. 

Team & Organization Responsibilities

  • Adheres to the definition and guiding principles of the Team Model.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled team meetings.
  • Promotes the principles of diversity and equity in all work related duties, wherever applicable.
  • Participates as a responsible member of the agency.
  • Train, supervise and recognize program volunteers, and oversee practicum students as needed. 

Skills & Personal Attributes

  • Community focused with knowledge of mental health resources.
  • Strong advocate.
  • Sound judgment and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Self-awareness and time management
  • Flexible and adaptable. 


Qualified applicants should click on Apply Now link below this posting to complete the Application Online Form along with uploading your cover letter and your resume to Human Resources Calgary at [email protected] 

Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of education credentials upon hire and complete a criminal record check. 

Thank you for your interest.

While we appreciate all the submitted applications,
we will only contact the candidates considered for this position. 

We will post this position until suitable candidate is selected.