Hours of work: 10-14 hours/week
Rate of pay: $18- $23/hour
Working under the direction of the Seniors Program Coordinator, the Activity Assistant assists in planning implementing and evaluating the Activity Day Program, contributing to improvements in the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual health and wellness of participants.
The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
- Provides support in carrying out recreation program activities including: arts and crafts, music, social events, inter-generational programs, cooking, entertainment, games, mental stimulation activities and group exercises;
- Encourages and supports individual and group participation and social interaction;
- Monitors and maintains supplies and organization of activity materials;
- Assists with attendance records, monthly event calendars and promotional materials;
- Provides participants with a safe and comfortable environment by following risk management practices;
- Provides tea and coffee and assists with meals for participants when required;
- Provides guidance, assistance and support to volunteers in a strong teamwork environment;
- Assists Program Coordinator in maintaining excellent documentation records by monitoring participant progress within the day program;
- Assists in the transport of residents to and from recreational activities when required;
- Provides support with the monitoring of the recreation budget;
- Participates in strategic planning, quality program management practices, and staff development opportunities;
- Ability to follow directions, as well as working independently in certain activities, or when acting in a vacation relief capacity for the coordinator; and
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience:
- Graduation from a recognized recreation, gerontology, or social services program, plus one year’s recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
- Basic First Aid and CPR (or willing to obtain);
- Current BC Care Aide and Community Registration an asset;
- Valid Class 5 vehicle license; and
- A warm personality with a demonstrated empathy and understanding of the needs of older adults and individuals with early memory loss.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to deal with others effectively. Physical ability to carry out duties of position. Ability to supervise. Ability to organize work. Ability to operate related equipment. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Proficient in Microsoft Office with a working knowledge of Word and Excel programs.
Email resume and covering letter by noon on September 27th to Brenda at email@example.com or drop off at 675 North Road Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.