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Reception/Scheduler, Career Opportunity in Coquitlam, British Columbia

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Position Summary

Reporting to the General Manager, the Receptionist will be responsible for all aspects of reception and office procedures.


Include but not limited to;

  • Arranges shift coverage for short calls absences (less than 24 hours’ notice); filling the vacancy following established facility guidelines/procedures. Arranges coverage for longer term planned absences (leave of absences, vacations, vacant positions).
  • Works with/reports to General Manager/Director of Care regarding any unfilled shifts.
  • On a periodic basis, reviews with General Manager/Director of Care the casual call in list and any concerns regarding staff availability.
  • Organizes and maintains the functions of the reception desk.
  • Greets and communicates with all residents, guests, staff, volunteers, and visitors in the facility in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Answers and transfers all telephone calls in a pleasant, friendly, and helpful manner. Takes message if necessary. Ensures a return call (to caller) if person is not available.
  • Coordinates shift coverage due to short calls (less than 24 hours’ notice); thereby, filling the vacancy (due to sick calls, etc); as required. Following established facility guidelines/procedures.
  • Follows policies and procedures of the facility.
  • Assists other departments in an administrative capacity, (recreation calendar, monthly newsletter etc).
  • Responsibility for the booking of any rooms for meeting/training.
  • Performa all other duties as required.


  • Grade 12 education.
  • Graduation from a Secretarial/Administration program.
  • 2 years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Computer literate with intermediate or advanced Excel and Word.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Customer service oriented; interest/passion working with seniors.


  • Ability to type 45 wpm.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize.
  • Knowledge of general office procedures.
  • Ability to manage high volume of work and manage several tasks at once.
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
  • Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, empathy, patience and concern in providing quality services to residents.
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