Active Aging Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Calgary

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Our Calgary client currently has a full-time, permanent Active Aging Assistant opportunity and a contract part time opportunity at communities in NE.

Reporting to the Active Aging Manager, the Active Aging Assistant works in accordance with company 6 Dimensions of Wellness; physical, mental, spiritual, cultural, vocational and social well-being of each resident. This individual will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of a variety of recreational programs

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the facilitation of programs as scheduled by the Active Aging Coordinator in accordance with the program calendar or independently facilitate by the resident
  • Arrange a time with new residents to complete the Active Aging section in the orientation package and promote the program calendar by interacting with residents to encourage participation
  • Arrange and set-up space and materials required for programming. Assist residents with the program as needed and as independently as possible
  • Supervise and support scheduled outings away from the community
  • Facilitate monthly Resident Active Aging Meeting (RAAM) with residents
  • Keep track of participation attendance and volunteer hours on a daily/monthly basis

Qualifications:

  • Certificate, Diploma or Degree in Recreation studies/gerontology is preferred or a combination of experience and education
  • Demonstrates a passion for and experience working with seniors
  • Demonstrates creativeness, enthusiasm and a positive, team-oriented attitude is essential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Word; utilizing Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook
  • Has had previous experience working and supporting volunteers

What company offers: 

  • Competitive wage and benefits
  •  Training provided
  •  Personally rewarding work as a part of a great team
  •  Career advancement opportunities
  •  Opportunity to work near your home

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