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Life Enrichment Coordinator

Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc.

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted August 3, 2022.

Job Description

 

 

 

LIFE ENRICHMENT COORDINATOR – ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE

Amica The Glebe

Full Time

 

 

 

Amica Senior Lifestyles is setting a new standard for senior living in Canada by combining unparalleled premium hospitality and amenities with expert care and support to deliver a personalized senior living experience. Committed to enriching the lives of seniors now and as their needs change, Amica offers Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL) and Memory Care (MC) lifestyle options. Established in 1996, the company owns and operates over 30 residences in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, with plans to continue expansion in select markets.

 

 

 

A day in the life of a Life Enrichment Coordinator

 

As the Life Enrichment Coordinator, you are responsible for all programming in the Community. You will take an innovative hands-on approach in facilitating dynamic opportunities and experiences for our community members. This position supervises the Life Enrichment Assistant(s), as well as supervising and coordinating the Volunteer Program. 

 

How do I qualify?

 

You must have: 

  • A degree/diploma in Gerontology, Kinesiology, Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure Studies, Activation, Recreation, Sociology or Psychology or a related discipline (ie. Personal Training, Group Fitness Instructor etc).
  • Education and/or experience in geriatric programming in a related setting.
  • Knowledge of the effects of exercise on age related changes; able to develop and implement exercise programs.
  • Knowledge of adaptations and modifications to programming to benefit individuals with cognitive, physical and sensory impairments.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Word, Publisher, Excel and the Internet.
  • Current certificate in CPR and First Aid.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position including lifting, portering, and leading multiple fitness programs throughout the day.
  • Valid driver’s license and/or special class license (or willingness and ability to obtain).
  • Familiarity with community resources is considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Experience and a passion for inspiring and motivating adults to lead a healthy, holistic lifestyle.
  • Creative, enthusiastic approach to program development and special event design. 

What we are looking for: 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently and with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and follow through with emphasis on detail while maintaining positive public relations.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently execute responsibilities in a caring and supportive manner.
  • Interest and desire to work with mature adults to promote healthy lifestyle choices and independence.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, creativity and highly motivated.
  • Willingness to participate in internal, continuing education and related training.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate others (staff, students, volunteers).

 

 position vacant until filled 

 

At Amica Senior Lifestyles we are passionate about working together in a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters innovation and turns ideas into action. We remain committed to creating workplaces that reflect the communities in which we operate.  We are actively seeking applicants from all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, Black, Indigenous, racialized people, and persons with disabilities and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for our positions.

 

Amica Senior Lifestyles recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents,  team members and visitors from COVID-19. Effective October 2021, a condition of employment  is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

 

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

 

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