About our Organisation: Elim Village is a unique and comprehensive Christian retirement community that offers a full range of housing and care options on a 20-acre site. The village is professionally managed, enriched with amenities and its residents celebrate the joy of life. When life becomes more challenging, the Harrison offers full care in a relaxed, home-like setting. Hallways are light and bright. The size of the rooms and the windows are larger than the required standard. Comfortable common lounge areas lead out to large balconies or secured gardens.
According to established policies and procedures, and under the general direction of the Wellness Coordinator, the Therapeutic Recreation Assistant carries out resident-centred activation programs such as, creative arts, fitness, music, baking, dining in, gardening, outings, social events, cognitive programs, one to one visits, group games, singalong, reminisce, and discussion groups as included in our calendar.
Supports residents as they learn new techniques which are adapted to encourage participation and maintain or improve resident’s abilities, and reports problems and/or changes to supervisor.
This position reports to the Wellness Coordinator. Job will be a full time position with varying hours to take place on weekends and weekdays. The Wage Range for this position is $18.70-$20.69.
Elim Village is a developing comprehensive Christian seniors community located on 20 acres in Fleetwood (Surrey) B.C. A not for profit charitable organization, Elim Village offers a unique opportunity to be a part of a working environment that embraces Christian principles and beliefs and pursues the highest standards in business and care operations. Our approach is integrative and team oriented; founded on our core values
which emphasize the value we place on our relationships with residents, staff and stakeholders.
We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Recreation Assistant who will be working under the general direction of the Recreation Coordinator and will carry out resident- centered activity programs as included in the Activity Calendar. This position will also support our residents, encourage their participation and facilitate meaningful opportunities that promote maintaining independence and quality of life.
This position is subject to union membership, per contract the starting hourly rate is from $18.14 - $18.60.
Post-secondary education with specialization in Recreational Therapy
Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience
Must be able to work well independently and in a team setting
Computer literate in MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook
Must have a valid Class 4 driver’s license, with exceptional driving record (unrestricted)
Preferred Functional Fitness Certificate or Third Age Fitness Certificate or related fitness training
Must have empathy towards residents and be able to work well with them.
Must have current First Aid/CPR certificate
Pre-employment Medical & Criminal check are required