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Lifestyle Assistant, Job Offer in Burlington, Ontario

Job description

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate activities and exercise programs.
  • Assist in the planning of recreational activities relating to emotional, physical, intellectual, spiritual and social needs.
  • Encourage residents to participate and engage in programming.
  • Strive to maintain a fun, friendly, inclusive and caring atmosphere.
  • Drive the residence bus for outings.

Performance Requirements:

  • Effectively interact with multiple internal/external stakeholders, including the public, and manage stressful situations with empathy and respect.
  • Understands and practices the principles of excellent customer service.
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work with people who my have physical disabilities or cognitive impairments.

Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary education in recreation/leisure program at a College level of certification and/or previous related experience.
  • Fitness Certification (e.g. Can-Fit Pro) preferred.
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Maintains a current certificate in CPR/First Aid.
  • Valid driver’s license (F) and Smart Serve are considered assets.

Physical Requirements:

  • Fit to lead exercise class, push wheelchairs, carry equipment and move basic furniture such as chairs.
  • Able to handle stressful situations with empathy, demonstrate respect for others using tact, courtesy and diplomacy.
  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds; push or pull wheeled equipment up to 50 pounds.
  • Bending, stooping on a regular basis.
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