Recreation Assistant

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.

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.


  • Name: Jas
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  • Expiry: 30/12/2022