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Baptist Housing Seniors Living

Activities Assistant

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Job Description

The Opportunity

At Baptist Housing, every day is an opportunity for you to help our seniors experience life well in supportive communities. As a member of our team, you can experience a fulfilling career while working in a collaborative environment where support for you is prioritized. As the Activities assistant at Evergreen Manor, you will help develop and implement wellness programs that promote healthy living and community engagement, while building relationships with Residents, team members and external organizations.

About The Role

Employment Type: Part-Time, 2 days per week

Scheduled Hours: 8-4 pm, 7.5 hours per day.

As the Activities Assistant, you play an important role in planning and organizing events and programs that promote wellness and community among Residents, as well as handling logistics and coordination to ensure seamless operations. You are responsible to design and update activity calendars, notices, and timetables, supervising event setup and takedown, and coordinating bus rides for both Independent Living and Assisted Living residents. This entails driving the Baptist Housing bus, organizing engaging activities, and considering comments from residents and team members. Your responsibilities extend to compiling and maintaining important documentation like attendance records, progress reports, and activity plans as per the Activity Coordinator’s requests. You also contribute to building a resource network of individuals, volunteers, and organizations, and support health and safety practices within the team, actively working to identify and mitigate unsafe practices to promote a safe working environment Your work location, our Independent living and affordable housing at Evergreen Manor.

Requirements

  • Grade 12 education and completion of recognized recreational courses for seniors.
  • Experience working with seniors and organizing senior group activities and or related combinations of equivalent education, training, and experience.
  • Valid Class 4 unrestricted drivers designation (is preferred or willingness to gain within 3 months).

About You

You are not just a facilitator but a source of inspiration for our residents, contributing significantly to their holistic wellness. You are deeply committed to enhancing the lives of our residents through the development, implementation, and evaluation of a diverse range of programs and activities. Your goal is to foster a vibrant and active community that promotes emotional, intellectual, physical, social, vocational, and spiritual well-being. With a resident-oriented approach, you possess a profound understanding of the issues affecting seniors, which enables you to connect on a personal level. You're a team player and a resourceful networker, building meaningful relationships with residents, resource organizations, fellow team members, and volunteers. Your ability to work both independently and collaboratively is a testament to your versatility. You excel at time management, efficiently scheduling and prioritizing activities to ensure a balanced and engaging daily routine for residents. Moreover, you have a keen eye for detail and a compassionate nature, enabling you to observe and recognize changes in residents' overall well-being, whether physical, emotional, or psychological. You are proactive in attending recommended relevant conferences, workshops, and events, ensuring you stay updated with the latest trends and best practices in senior care.

Compensation & Benefits

This part-time position is benchmarked to the Communities Bargaining Agreement with an hourly wage of $25.54. You will be welcomed into a supportive and collaborative team environment.

About Us

Baptist Housing provides enhanced living communities and exceptional care to over 2700 seniors in British Columbia. We provide long-term care, assisted living, independent living, and home support in our communities in Kelowna, Vancouver, and Victoria. We serve through a culture of caring where we put the wellness of our residents first in a person-centred approach. We live out a servant leadership model that collaborates in teams and builds strong relationships while exemplifying Christ-like values. We're a committed group of people who bring their whole selves to work, and we're also FUN! We take what we do seriously, but not ourselves. We're affiliated with the Fellowship Pacific Baptist churches.

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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