Recreation Assistant

Excelcare Nursing Services Inc. - Coquitlam, BC (30+ days ago)

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Excelcare Nursing Services Inc. is a private healthcare management company, providing 24-hour nursing care and support services for seniors residential care facilities in the Greater Vancouver area. As a team, our staff provides quality health care services in complex care, acquired brain injury, mental health and private pay facilities.

Job location: Coquitlam
Employment type: Part-time

Desired start date: As soon as possible

Position will remain open until filled.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Reporting to the Recreation Therapist/Coordinator, the Recreation Assistant is responsible for the delivery of social, recreational and therapeutic programs that support the cognitive stimulation and functional levels within the five domains: cognitive, physical, emotional, spiritual and social. The Recreation Assistant is supportive of achieving program goals for the specialized populations, and within the Social Model of Care utilizing the person-centered approach.

EDUCATION/KNOWLEDGE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS
-Recreation/Activity Assistant Diploma (Required)
-Current First Aid and CPR certification
-Food Safe Level 1 and Serving It Right certification
-Skilled in the delivery of social/recreational programs that respond to the needs, functional ability, interests and choices of the persons in care;
-Demonstrates a genuine interest in and concern for the well-being of the persons in care and committed to the provision of services through a social model of care;
-Solid understanding of the intent and philosophy of the programs;
-Demonstrates success working in a team environment and with volunteers;
-Able to plan and deliver programs effectively;
-Able to work and manage time efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision;
-Excellent communication skills; fluent in English with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
-Proficient in MS Office and Internet Explorer in a Windows environment;
-Physical ability to carry out the duties of this position.

If you are creative, outgoing, and have a genuine passion and interest in caring for the elderly, we'd love to hear from you! Apply now!

Job Type: Part-time

Location:

  • Coquitlam, BC (Preferred)