Shannex is a leader in seniors’ accommodation, service and care, providing Care at Home, Parkland Retirement Living and Nursing Home options across the Maritime region for 30 years.
The future is bright at Shannex. Today we have five Parkland Retirement Living campuses in New Brunswick, and we are continuing to grow.
If you are a customer focused, results oriented individual who wants to be part of a new and dynamic team, we want to hear from you.
We currently have the following exciting new opportunity :
Permanent Full Time (1.0 FTE)
We Offer :
Build relationships and make a measurable difference in the quality of life for residents and their families at our Parkland Riverview Retirement Living community located in Riverview, NB.
Industry competitive wages;
Immediate access to health & dental benefits including prescription drug coverage;
RRSP retirement savings program (company matches up to 5% base salary);
Free on-site parking available.
What you will do :
Reporting to the Health Services Manager and working as part of the Recreation Team, the Recreation Coordinator implements and evaluates activities and therapeutic recreation program for all residents and guests according to established expectations for service excellence and consistent with the Shannex Philosophy of service.
How you will do it :
Collaborates with each resident and / or family to assess their engagement of meaningful activities in the six dimensions of wellness- Physical, Social, Intellectual, Vocational, Emotional, and Spiritual;
Assists each resident in achieving their goals to enhance their overall wellness and assist with defining strategies for achieving those goals;
Develops, analyzes and reviews resident-directed individualized and community-wise programs;
Fosters partnerships with local businesses and community groups to facilitate program development;
Demonstrates an understanding of the resident-directed Philosophy of Service;
Evaluates programming to ensure that the programs are meeting the residents’ needs and expectations along with upholding the established expectations;
Collaborates with the Recreation team to develop a plan for full-scope wellness programming in the long-term care service line;
Oversees the process of orientation for each new resident to the recreation department and services;
Completes the Assessment Guide with all residents to assist them in defining their strengths and areas they would like to enhance to improve their overall wellness;
Provides ongoing encouragement to residents in areas such as participation, volunteering, making independent decisions, and voicing personal preferences and choices;
Collaborates with the Recreation team to plan external resident outings and organize transportation as appropriate;
Oversees Recreation services for special functions ensuring organization, cost efficiency & appropriate staffing;
Develops and manages the volunteer program including; recruiting and screening, placement, orientation and education, and recognition and evaluation.
Plans, supervises and evaluates student placements;
Communicates effectively with all facility teams. Promotes teamwork, empowerment and cooperation;
Performs all other related duties as assigned.
The must haves :
Degree / Diploma in Recreation or other related discipline;
Experience in programming and planning for seniors in a recreational environment;
Food Safety Handler’s Course (training is available);
Emergency First Aid and CPR;
Advanced proficiency level in the English language;
Valid Class 5 Driver’s License;
Demonstrated computer skills and ability to use electronic information systems, including but not limited to electronic health records;
Ability to work flexible hours and shifts when required (including weekends and evenings).
Supplemental Qualifications considered an asset :
Alzheimer’s Disease or another related Dementias Care Course;
Knowledge of the six dimensions of wellness;
Previous experience in working with the elderly in long-term care or a seniors’ living environment.
Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.
Shannex is committed to offering the best environment for team members where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization.
Our colleagues are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life.
If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization, please apply.
All applications are kept in strict confidence.