Part Time Life Enrichment Assistant – Gilmore Gardens (Independent Retirement Home) Richmond BC
Come join us and help make a difference in the lives of older adults! As employees at a Verve Senior Living Retirement Residence, our primary goal is to help each person, have a great day, every day! Our employees thrive on collaboration and have a passion for excellence, achieving multiple awards including the Order of Excellence in Quality, from Excellence Canada. As part of our team, the things you do are key to helping us achieve our shared vision of helping seniors live longer, better. Oh, and you’ll also have a lot of fun doing it. Want to join us?
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Part Time Life Enrichment Assistant – Gilmore Gardens (Independent Retirement Home) Richmond BC
Recreation Program Coordinator
City Mission Job ID 2023-37184
Posting Date 1 week ago(1/12/2023 8:01 AM) Closing Date 1/20/2023 Employment Type Casual FTE 0.00 Scheduled Start & Stop Times 0850-1630 & 1230-2010 Program/Service Long Term Care Salary at Time of Posting $29.00 – $29.00 / hour
Under the direction of the Recreation Therapist, plans, develops, implements and evaluates recreation and social programs to meet the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual and spiritual needs of the clients for the designated program.
Plans, implements and evaluates a therapeutic recreation program involving individual and group activities such as arts and crafts, sports, music, mental aerobics, woodworking, cooking, gardening and exercises to meet the client’s social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs and interests.
Prepares food items with residents by counting, weighing and/or measuring ingredients, mixing beverage and food items and assembling food items. Portions out and serves food and beverages.
Prepares for and accompanies residents on community outings by performing duties such as ensuring residents have appropriate clothing, necessary equipment, and funds for activities.
Drives residents to and from outings. Operates passenger transportation vehicle.
Prepares a calendar of events and instructs participants in the techniques and any required adaptations of related activities to meet the needs of the resident.
Monitors, evaluates and documents resident progress within the recreation program and reports observations such as emotional well being and social behaviour to appropriate staff as required. Participates in interprofessional team meetings and care conferences as requested and assists Recreation Therapist by identifying and recommending program improvements.
Schedules work assignments and provides direction to designated volunteers during activity programs including demonstrating relevant techniques; determines volunteer resources required and participates in the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers.
Maintains a safe environment for residents, families, volunteers and staff by following established emergency and safety practices and procedures; identifies programs related to resident safety and care standards and informs the Recreation Therapist.
Coordinates inventory of equipment, tools and materials and makes purchase recommendations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Graduation from a recognized recreational program plus one (1) year recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Successful completion of the Food Safe Level 1 Certificate. Valid Class 4 B.C. Driver’s License.
Skills and Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to supervise.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operated related equipment.
Build on your education & career experience as you:
Carry out established activity programs to support the needs of clients.
Organize leisure activities as outlined in the care plan.
Support clients to acquire, develop & enhance recreational skills.
To join our team you have:
Graduation from Grade 12
Completion of recognized recreational courses with two years of experience
Completion of Food Safe level 1
Valid class 4 driver’s licence
Fraser Health Authority
Competition # 2023-00021
COMMUNITY SERVICES COORDINATOR
REGULAR FULL TIME
POSTING OPEN DATE: January 12, 2023
POSTING CLOSE DATE: January 20, 2023
NO. OF VACANCIES: 1
SALARY: $34.23 – $40.29 per hour (2022 rates)
DEPARTMENT: Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities
Nature of Position:
This is specialized recreational work in planning, developing and implementing programs providing advisory services to the community for a variety of community services and groups. An incumbent participates in identifying and assessing recreational service and program needs related to specified populations in the community and arranges for training of all recreational staff on matters related to recreational and social needs of same; promotes interest and participation in program activities and liaises with a variety of internal and external contacts. The work may also involve utilizing volunteers and recruiting, training, and evaluating their work. An employee of this class exercises considerable independence of judgement and action in developing a community services plan. Unusual problems or matters of policy are discussed with a superior who reviews work performance on the basis of the effectiveness of the programs and services provided.
– Considerable knowledge of the interests, requirements and resources of the community and of the methods, materials, equipment, practices and techniques related to the provision of programs and services to the special needs population.
– Considerable knowledge of the objectives, principles and philosophy of volunteer work, and of the methods and procedures used in planning and implementing volunteer programs.
– Sound knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations applicable to the work.
– Working knowledge of the methods of program leadership and recreational instruction.
– Ability to participate in identifying and assessing recreational service and program needs related to specified populations, and to plan, develop, coordinate and evaluate recreation services and programs for same.
– Ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of a program for utilizing volunteers.
– Ability to provide advisory and resource services to the community, to promote interest and participation in program activities, to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts.
– Ability to supervise the work of recreation or volunteer staff.
– Ability to provide leadership or instruct various activities, as required.
– Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.
Desirable Training and Experience:
College or University graduation in a discipline related to the work with courses in recreation plus sound related experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
– A degree and/or work experience in therapeutic recreation is an asset.
– Experience working with vulnerable populations, specifically youth and seniors is an asset.
– Experience in creating greater access and inclusiveness, particularly in recreation is an asset.
– Supervisory experience is an asset.
This position has a non-standard work week and may include evenings and weekends as required. Schedule is subject to change due to operational need.
Conditions of Employment:
A PROBATIONARY PERIOD
PARTICIPATION IN THE MUNICIPAL PENSION PLAN
UNION MEMBERSHIP IN C.U.P.E. LOCAL 386
GROUP LIFE INSURANCE
ABILITY TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A POLICE INFORMATION CHECK
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted
Please apply via the website
Job Title: Recreation Therapist – Sole Charge
Work Site: Adult Mental Health Unit, Sunshine Coast Mental Health – Sechelt, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible until February 2024
Salary: $33.13 – $41.43 per hour
Days Off: Saturday, Sunday, Stats
Come work as a Recreation Therapist – Sole Charge with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist – Sole Charge to join the Sechult Adult Mental Health team at Sechelt, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Recreation Therapist – Sole Charge with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:
Work in a team based environment and ensure the provision of Recreation Therapy services in designated long term care settings/programs focused on designated clients/residents, and coordinate and participate in quality improvement and risk management initiatives, meetings, research and education.
Provide Recreation Therapy assessments/interventions as required and provide leadership to designated students, staff and volunteers.
Are you interested in joining a team where we create joy in life and aging….by caring, connecting and celebrating? If so, we are excited to hear from you!
Creekstone Care Centre is a modern long term care home, purpose-built for 180 seniors and conveniently located right by Second Narrows Bridge on Oxford Street in North Vancouver. Creekstone is family-owned and a sister-site to care homes in Kamloops, Richmond and soon Sechelt.
We are seeking a Recreation Manager (RM) for a maternity leave replacement and to passionately contribute to the delivery of quality of life programs to Residents by focusing on creating joy through connections, engagement and feeling valued. The Recreation Manager:
Promotes a culture of Person and Family-Centred Care (PFCC) by seeking a high level of input and engagement in the recreation programs design, implementation and review, through social assessment, Care Conferences and Resident/Family Council.
Develops, implements and evaluates a wide variety of recreation and ambulation programs for all Residents. Documents behavioral and functional observations.
Develops individualized therapeutic recreation plans in collaboration with others.
Monitors Residents’ progress, revisits goals, identifies accomplishments and sets/revises time lines to ensure objectives are met.
Collaborates with Occupational/ Rehabilitation team, other health care professionals, social and recreational agencies/groups in the resolution of Resident program issues.
Contributes to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services, and participates in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required.
Foster a stimulating home-like environment through caring, connecting and celebrating.
Oversees the Volunteer Program by working closely with the Volunteer and Community Coordinator. Ensures the recruitment, selection, work assignment, direction and recognition of designated Volunteers is carried out in accordance with established policies.
As the ideal candidate you:
Promote a safe and healthy workplace by demonstrating team leadership, professionalism, kindness and respect.
Work well as part of an interdisciplinary team and have a pro-active collaborative approach to problem solving;
Provide services in a manner that adheres to the professional Code of Ethics and CDBC’s Standards of Practice, respecting Resident Rights and the confidentiality of health information according to guidelines.
Participate in regular continuing education opportunities.
As the successful candidate, you are aligned with our values, are passionate about recreation, enjoy the chance to multi-skill and have exceptional communication skills. In addition, your interests, skills and education include:
Graduation from a recognized diploma/degree program in Recreational Therapy;
Two years’ recent, related experience in Long Term Care and experience working with individuals with dementia;
Experience with managing people would be an asset;
Registered, member in good standing, with the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA);
Intermediate level computer competencies (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel);
Familiar with Point Click Care and Activity Pro software an asset;
Current valid BC Driver’s License;
CPR & First Aid and Food Safe Certification;
Maintain professional liability insurance (as contractor);
GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approach) training is an asset.
At Creekstone Care Centre, you will find people who are just like you as they love to:
Work where caring, connecting and celebrating are valued;
Find joy in teamwork and feel a passion for learning;
Live life with a flexible, positive outlook that takes being accountable seriously;
Be part of a small family that is growing and innovative; and
Help grow a beautiful home that creates joy in life and aging.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Trellis at Creekstone and will contact successful applicants at the end of the application period to explore fit with this excellent opportunity.
Mission Creek Landing has been a part of the East Kelowna community for over 45 years. It is nestled in a residential park like setting and is adjacent to the scenic Mission Creek Regional Park. Mission Creek Landing provides a safe home for seniors who can no longer live independently, whether due to physical or cognitive issues.
We are looking for an energetic, passionate Recreation Coordinator to lead our Rec team in Kelowna. Your primary responsibility will be to develop and implement individual and group therapeutic social, recreation and rehabilitative programs to enhance or improve the quality of our residents’ lives. These programs are provided in a safe environment that supports and respects the autonomy, independence, dignity, social and recreational interests of our residents.
Who You Are
You are energetic, upbeat, and personable; a team leader that works fluidly with residents, families, and colleagues every step of the way.
You can be flexible in your role and be able to demonstrate initiative and problem-solving skills.
You are a team player with a can-do attitude, willing to chip in where your team needs you.
Your communication skills are solid; able to effectively share and receive information both verbally and in writing.
You are passionate about resident care and will go that extra mile to put a smile on our residents faces.
What You Will Do
• Using a variety of tools, develop, implement, and evaluate a range of resident centered therapeutic social and recreational programs.
• Organize and distribute monthly program calendars, working collaboratively with your recreation team.
• Participate in interdisciplinary care planning and resident care conferences.
• Coordinate, purchase and maintain the Recreation department resources including inventory and replenishment of supplies.
• Orientation, mentorship and supervision of recreation department staff, students, and volunteers including facilitating planning meetings with the team members.
• Oversee the bus outing program scheduling, drivers, maintenance, licensing and inspections.
• Scheduling and booking for on-site entertainers, and visits from community partners (i.e., schools, churches etc.)
• Development and distribution of the monthly newsletter, gathering information by collaborating with team members and the site management team.
• Compile statistical data for the recreation programs and participate in continuous quality improvement initiatives.
• Recruit volunteers and utilize community resources to the benefit of our residents.
Your Qualifications – The Must Have’s
• Graduate of a recognized Recreation Therapy Diploma program
• Membership in the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association
• 2+ years working in a management or supervisory role
• Valid First Aid certificate
• Food Safe Level I
• Patience, kindness, compassion, and the ability to work collectively with your colleagues
• Ability to organize your workload and accomplish the day’s objectives
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
• A Class 4 unrestricted license is considered an asset, or the willingness to obtain one
• Candidates must be able to provide a clear Criminal Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector and proof of COVID-19 vaccinations
What we offer
• A safe, fun working environment in a tranquil residential setting
• A competitive compensation package, including extended health and dental care benefits, life insurance and vision care
• Employee Assistance Program
• Paid time off
• Training and development opportunities
• Employee Recognition Program
• Ample free parking (we are NOT located on a public transit route)
Kaigo has a dedicated team of employees who have been enriching the lives of our seniors for over 20 years. If you want to create a positive impact and enhance seniors’ lives, then we invite you to join our team.
We encourage interested candidates to submit their resume in confidence. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will contact only those selected for interviews.
Kaigo Senior Living consists of six retirement communities nestled in beautiful settings and quiet neighbourhoods throughout the interior and lower mainland of British Columbia. All are fully accredited, professionally managed and well maintained. From its name “KAIGO” a Japanese word meaning caring to the highest standard, to its mission, vision, and values, Kaigo has clearly established a foundation for developing a “partnership in caring”. Kaigo is dedicated to providing the best environments for our residents and our employees.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Recreation Manager and/or designate, the Recreation Assistant assists in the planning, implementing and evaluation of recreation and leisure programs to meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and cultural needs and interests of the residents.
Include but not limited to:
1. Carries out established recreation and leisure programs.
2. Works with the Recreation /Manager and residents to develop innovative recreation and leisure programs.
3. Coordinates opportunities for residents to be as fully involved and independently responsible as possible.
4. Assists, encourages and motivates residents to participate in programs.
5. Assists residents to, during, and from programs as necessary.
6. Observes and reports any changes in residents to Recreation Manager and / or LPN Clinical Lead.
7. Ensures residents’ rights are maintained.
8. Ensures recreation equipment and supplies are used, maintained and stored in a safe, clean and efficient manner. Reports unsafe or faulty equipment to manager.
9. Actively participates in C.Q.I. programs, meetings, committees and educational in-services as required.
10. Promotes and publicizes programs and special events.
11. In conjunction with the Recreation Manager, produces a monthly resident calendar and newsletter.
12. Maintains appropriate documentation as per policy and procedures, confidentiality and security.
13. Provides assistance, guidance and support to the volunteers. Assists Recreation Manager in the evaluation processes of volunteers.
14. Encourages residents to be volunteers in their own community.
15. Assists with admission / orientation of new residents.
16. Maintains a current knowledge of Administrative and emergency policies and procedures and participates in fire evacuations drills.
17. Performs all other duties as required.
1. Graduation from a recognized Recreation program preferred. Or a combination of education, training and experience.
2. Current First Aid qualifications.
3. Valid, unrestricted Class 4 BC Driver’s License.
4. Current Food Safe certificate.
5. Current Serving it Right certificate.
6. All successful applicants must pass the vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check applicable to Provincial guidelines.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Good physical and emotional health with capabilities that is compatible with walking, stooping, bending, lifting heavy objects and pushing heavy carts. Must be free from any allergies or related conditions that may be aggravated by working with pets.
2. Demonstrated ability to initiate programs and organize recreational activities.
3. Ability to communicate and establish harmonious relationships with residents, families, volunteers, and visitors of the facility.
4. Excellent written and oral English skills.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Reporting to the General Manager and/or designate the Recreation Manager is accountable for all aspects of the Recreation Department. The Recreation Manager supervises all Recreation Staff and volunteers, develops and manages the Recreation Department budget, serves as an intricate member of the management team and promotes the Recreation Department within the facility and the community at large. The Recreation Manager assesses resident and community recreation needs to develop, implement, and evaluate Recreation services in order to offer high quality opportunities.
Human Resources Management:
1. Responsible for recruitment, orientation, discipline and termination of Recreation staff and volunteers.
2. Participates in grievance handling by liaising with union representative, administering and communicating to staff on collective agreement articles, employee handbook, policies and procedures, thereby minimizing employee conflict and concerns.
3. Provides ongoing probationary & annual performance evaluations for all departmental employees.
4. Identifies education needs for employees; participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of orientation, training and education programs for staff.
5. Manages all Recreation staff work schedules, coordinates work assignments and maintains direct care hours as required.
6. Ensures performance issues of recreation staff, students and volunteers are resolved to meet service standards and commitments.
7. Coordinates student placement programs within the Recreation Department and completes any documentation of such programs.
1. Attends management team meetings, provides input into & participates in the strategic plan for assigned areas of responsibility.
2. Participates in the planning and implementation of the budget, both operating and capital, for the Recreation Department.
3. Acts as the facility liaison for the Tenant Council. Coordinates support for the Tenant Council as necessary.
4. Liaises with community agencies, groups and individuals to augment programs and promote the facility within the community.
5. Oversees and updates standards, procedures and Recreation records in order to maintain an organized and efficient department.
6. Ensures the ongoing maintenance of all recreation equipment and supplies and provides documentation of the same.
7. Maintains a current knowledge of administrative and emergency policies and procedures and participates in fire evacuations drills.
8. Participates in resident safety initiatives.
9. Develops and distributes monthly recreation program calendars and newsletters.
10. Completes and submits Departmental month end reports and works with the General Manager to use the information in the reports to compliment the operation of the Recreation Department.
Maintains the facility bus safety program including, but not limited to, scheduling bus maintenance, inspections, licensing requirements of drivers, and safety procedures.
1. On a regular basis attends in-service and education sessions to continually upgrade professional skills.
2. Develops and coordinates Recreation Interventions that meet the emotional, cognitive, physical, social and spiritual needs and interests of the residents.
3. Facilitates Recreation programs and interventions to the residents.
4. Evaluates Recreation programs for effectiveness and makes revisions as required.
5. Provides mentorship and education to Recreation staff on best practice in the field of Recreation.
6. Reports and documents relevant observations concerning resident behaviour and communicates these observations to other members of the care team.
7. Participates in community and corporate Continuous Quality Committees and initiatives as required.
8. Required to work positively and collaboratively with all team members and supervisors.
9. Perform all other duties as required.
1. Graduation from a recognized Recreation Program, Therapeutic Recreation Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
2. A minimum of two years management experience in a residential geriatric setting.
3. Demonstrated ability to initiate programs and organize Recreation activities.
4. Current Basic CPR qualifications.
5. Current class 4 BC Driver’s License.
6. Current Food Safe Certification.
7. Current Serving It Right Certification mandatory.
8. All successful applicants must pass the vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check applicable to Provincial guidelines.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to communicate and establish harmonious relationships with residents, families, volunteers and visitors of the facility.
2. Good physical and emotional health with capabilities that are compatible with walking, stooping, bending, lifting heavy objects and pushing heavy carts. Must be free from any allergies or related conditions that may be aggravated by working with pets.
3. Demonstrated supervisory skills and experience.
4. Excellent written and oral English skills.
5. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
6. Previous financial management experience.