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Life Enrichment Assistant, Career Opportunity in Toronto, Ontario

Job description

A day in the life of a Life Enrichment Assitant:

You will be responsible for assisting with the Activity Programs in the Community. You will take a hands-on approach in the development and facilitation of dynamic opportunities and experiences that add value and enrich the lives of our community members.

How do I qualify? 

You must have:

  • A degree/diploma in Gerontology,, Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Studies, Activation, Recreation, Sociology or Psychology or a related discipline (ie. Personal Training, Group Fitness Instructor etc).
  • Education and/or experience in geriatric programming in a related setting.
  • Knowledge of the effects of exercise on age related changes; able to develop and implement exercise programs.
  • Knowledge of adaptations and modifications to programming to benefit individuals with cognitive, physical and sensory impairments.
  • Current certificate in CPR and First Aid.
  • Experience working directly with seniors.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position including lifting, portering, and leading multiple fitness programs throughout the day.
  • Valid driver’s license and/or special class license (or willingness and ability to obtain).
  • Experience and passion for creating innovative programs that promote active living. 

What we are looking for: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently execute responsibilities in a caring and supportive manner.
  • Interest and desire to work with mature adults to promote healthy lifestyle choices and independence.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Word, Publisher, Excel and the Internet.

Position Vacant Until Filled

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