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Activity Aide, Career Opportunity in Williams Lake, British Columbia

Job description

Position Summary

Reporting to the Recreation Manager and/or designate the Activity Aide assists in planning, implementing and evaluating activity programs to meet the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and cultural needs and interests of the residents/tenants.

Responsibilities

Include but not limited to;

  • Carries out established recreation programs including, but not limited to, outings, exercises, crafts, social events, entertainment, games, etc.
  • Assists residents to and from programs as required.
  • Assists, encourages, and motivates residents/tenants to participate in social, spiritual, physical, mental and cultural recreational activities.
  • Provides personal care during recreational activities as required.
  • Observes and reports any changes in residents to the supervisor and/or nurse.
  • Documents as per policy and procedures.
  • Ensures residents’/tenants’ rights are maintained.
  • Ensures recreational equipment and supplies are used, maintained and stored in a safe, clean, and efficient manner. Reports unsafe or faulty equipment to supervisor.
  • Actively participates in C.Q.I. program, meetings, committees and educational in-services as required. Assists in the maintenance of statistical records.
  • Assists with orientation of new residents/tenants.
  • Provides guidance, assistance and support to volunteers. Assists in the evaluation of volunteers.
  • Encourages residents/tenants as volunteers in their own community.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Required Skills

Qualifications

  • Graduate from a recognized Activity/Recreation Certificate program, with experience in a senior’s focused recreation department an asset.
  • Basic First Aid Certificate (Current).
  • Food Safe Course or equivalent (Current).
  • Valid Class 4 (Unrestricted) BC Driver’s License as required. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently and understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
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