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Chartwell Terrace on the Square Retirement Residence

Activity Aide

Job Type: Part-Time
Date Posted: January 21, 2013

Our well-appointed, full service retirement residence requires a part-time Activity Aide. The ideal candidate will be a cheerful person who will coordinate activity programs to meet the residents’ interests and needs at Chartwell Select Terrace on the Square in Waterloo, Ontario. 

The Activity Aide possesses the ability to develop, implement, and evaluate diversified programs and services to meet the social, physical, intellectual, emotional, vocational and spiritual needs of all residents.

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience with activity planning in a retirement community or health care environment;
  • A Degree or Diploma in Recreation/Activation/Gerontology studies or a related field or equivalent working experience along with current First Aid and CPR certification (asset);
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the delivery of diverse social services and volunteer programs;
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal and team relationships;
  • Demonstrated empathy and understanding of the needs of seniors;
  • Computer literate with knowledge of related software programs;
  • Availability to work various shifts.

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

  • 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 practices.

Please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to:
Amanda Murray, Life Enrichment Manager
Fax: 519-749-1674

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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