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Chartwell Willowgrove Long Term Care Residence

Recreation/Volunteer Coordinator

Job Type: Contract (Full-Time)
Date Posted: March 06, 2013

The ideal candidate will be a cheerful person who will coordinate activity programs to meet the residents’ interests and needs. The Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator will also be responsible for the facilities volunteer program including recriuitment, orientation and management. The successful candidate possesses the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate diversified programs and services to meet the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of all residents. The incumbent will have a minimum of one (1) – three (3) years experience with activity planning, preferably in a long term care residence, excellent computer skills, and a valid driver’s licence. Multilingual fluency is an asset as is a Smart Serve Certificate. A Degree or Diploma in Recreation/Activation/Leisure studies or a related field is required along with current first aid and CPR certification.


Drawing on their excellent communication and organizational skills, the successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Volunteer Management Experience
  • Computer Proficent
  • Experience planning & implementing large special events, Monthly calendar planning, and program planning for Dementia residents
  • Identifying and assessing the residents’ needs to develop fulfilling activities;
  • Encouraging resident participation in programs;
  • Providing one on one support to residents while promoting interrelationships within our community;
  • Providing support with the process of forecasting and monitoring expenditures of funds allocated to activation/recreation budgets;
  • Providing residents with a safe and comfortable environment by remaining aware of risk management issues that could compromise safety or incur liability;
  • Maintaining excellent documentation systems;
  • Participating in strategic planning and quality management practises.

Please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to:
Paula Stewart, Programs Support Services Manager
Fax: 905-304-9132

We thank all applicants for their interest in Chartwell Retirement Residences.
Please be advised that only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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