Recreation Assistant/Aide

Alavida Lifestyles - Orleans, ON (11 months ago)

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Alavida Lifestyles is looking for a bilingual Part Time Recreation Assistant/Aide for our newest retirement residence. The Recreation Assistant/Aide assist in the planning and implementation of recreational programs for Residents under the direction of the Recreation Manager.


  • Assist the Recreation Manager in the planning and implementation of recreation activities designed to meet individual needs and interests, according to established standards
  • Organize supplies and equipment as needed
  • Set up program area as needed
  • Keep attendance and document Resident participation in activities
  • Encourage Residents to attend programs
  • Assist Residents to and from programs
  • Lives the Vision, Mission, Values and Service Standards of the Organization
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to read, write and understand English and French
  • Highly organized and able to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must enjoy working with the elderly in a setting that promotes optimum independence, dignity and respect
  • Must have high energy and a sense of fun
  • A college diploma in leisure services an asset


  • Must be able to deal effectively with problem solving situations, and make judgment decisions.
  • Lifting alone, maximum 40 lbs. (5-29 lbs. usual), as an essential job function.
  • Lifting with assistance, maximum 150 lbs. (100 - 125 lbs. usual) as a non-essential job function.
  • Pushing/pulling, maximum 160 lbs., (100 – 125 lbs. usual) as a non-essential activity
  • Walking, with some upstairs walking, as an essential job function.
  • Standing for lengths of time up to 3 hours maximum at one time, as an essential job function
  • Bending/stooping for short periods of time as a non-essential job function.
  • Crouching, kneeling for short periods of time as a non-essential function.

Alavida Lifestyles is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices. Alavida Lifestyles will provide accommodation to people with disabilities upon request throughout our recruitment process.

Job Type: Part-time


  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Orleans, ON (Preferred)