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Director Of Recreation, Job Offer in Toronto, Ontario

Job description

What You Will Do: 

Collaborate – Work with the Executive Director, residents and staff to develop engaging recreation programs that meet the needs of the residents.

Manage – Effectively manage staff and volunteers within approved budgets.

Roll-up your sleeves – To facilitate and provide opportunities for meaningful recreational programs.

Comply – Ensure policies, procedures, processes and systems are in place and being monitored.

Cultivate –To promote Resident autonomy, independence and advocacy, including Residents’ rights and a culture of non-abuse. Promoting resident’s council and attending meetings as required.

Create – Create a newsletter and recreation calendar to promote programs and engage residents.

What You Bring:

  • Post-secondary diploma or degree from a recognized institution in the field of recreation/activation, therapeutic recreation, wellness, gerontology, kinesiology or a related field
  • Certifications or training in gerontology, senior's fitness, Dementia/Alzheimer's, wellness interventions, SmartServe, Food Handling and volunteer management are considered an asset
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in recreation and one (1) year of leadership experience working with mature adults and seniors in a related setting
  • Previous experience working with seniors or in an adult wellness program
  • Knowledge of community resources, service development
  • Current F Class/Class 4 license or ability to obtain
  • Current certification in CPR/first aid
  • Better than average computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Business management background and skills
  • Strong leadership skills; experience managing staff and volunteers
  • Effective oral and written communication skills to respectfully and compassionately work with older adults and their families
  • Values of Respect, Integrity, Compassion & Excellence
  • Must provide a complete and current (within six months) Vulnerable Sector Check (including a Criminal Background Check) or be willing to obtain one.

What We Offer:

  • Support from your Regional and National Team
  • Technology to help you do your job better
  • Benefits and Pension Package
  • Better work life balance
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