Creative Arts Worker

Hospital Toronto Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care

Creative Arts Worker

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Culture, Arts & Innovation Department has an opportunity for 



(Approximately 11 months)


6 biweekly hours, Days, (shifts are subject to change)


OPSEU 595 Hourly Pay Rate: $23.95 - $29.84


The Creative Arts Worker position uses art as a medium to enhance the quality of life and well-being of our clients. The creative arts worker is responsible for coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating programs based on the unique needs of clients, and works as a member of the interprofessional Creative Arts Studio team.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supports innovative varied creative arts programs that meet client needs, and assists departmental colleagues in planning for special events, i.e. central holiday events/programs
  • Supports Creative Arts Studio team in program facilitation
  • Works with Volunteer Services and staff to identify needs and to recruit volunteers for specific activities in the Studio
  • Functions as part of an interprofessional team, attends staff meetings and reports as needed on programs and identifies client concerns
  • Processes new referrals and facilitates the integration of new clients in to the program
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures for a safe work environment, including operation of equipment and kiln
  • Maintains creative arts supplies inventory, and equipment in good working order and initiate purchase requisitions
  • Document program attendance, program goals and objectives, observations and evaluations of the programs on an ongoing basis, maintaining up to date program files

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Minimum requirement two (2) year College diploma in a related field such as visual arts, creative arts, expressive arts, craft and design or equivalent
  • Experience in the development and implementation of Creative Arts programs for seniors with mild to moderate cognitive impairment or at risk of Dementia
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated skills in the provision of creative arts programming
  • Experience in supervision of volunteers/students
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture, holidays and festivals an asset
  • Understanding of Yiddish, Hebrew, Russian, Hungarian languages is an asset
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel required, and Meditech applications preferred
  • Experience operating a kiln preferred




Internal applicants: It is preferred that you submit your application online via our intranet. Please ensure that your updated resume is submitted with your application. Failure to submit your resume, may affect your candidacy for this position.


Posting Date: November 12, 2018


Closing Date: November 18, 2018


Posting # 18-0601











Remarkable people of Baycrest Health Sciences are changing the future of brain health and aging.

Thank you for your interest in joining Baycrest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All successful candidates will be required to complete a police reference check/vulnerable sector screen. As staff we all share in maintaining a safe care environment for clients, families, and visitors and a safe work environment for staff, students, researchers, physicians and volunteers. Baycrest is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at 416-785-2500, ext. 2961.




Job Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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