Recreation Assistant

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Position description: 

Elim Village is a unique campus-of-care Christian retirement community that offers a full range of housing and care options on a 20-acre site in Surrey, BC. The village is professionally managed, enriched with amenities and its residents celebrate the joy of life. The strength of Elim Village lies in its strong sense of community. Integrated by faith, the many layers of the village - residents, employees, volunteers, service providers - work in harmony.

When life becomes more challenging, the Harrison offers full care in a relaxed, home-like setting. Dedicated staff provides respectful and gentle care in a Christian atmosphere. Taking a team approach that includes volunteers, the focus is to provide spiritual, emotional and personal support to residents and their families, while respecting the rights of all persons to their beliefs and religious practices.

Our Mission: to provide seniors, living in Christian community, with an enriched quality of life.
Our Vision: to be Canada's premier seniors' living community.
Our Values: to live out our faith, act with integrity, maintain our vision, be willing to innovate, provide superior service, ensure sound stewardship and foster teamwork.

Volunteers are an integral player and piece in making Elim Village’s mission and vision a reality. Volunteers are involved in a variety of ways that help provide the residents of Elim Village with an enriched quality of life. We welcome volunteers who are interested in joining the Elim family and supporting our mission, vision, and values.

Deliverables/Duties: 

To assist Wellness (Recreation Therapy) staff in providing quality programs that may include: fitness, active games, crafts, baking, manicures, bingo, special events, and games. This position may be customized to the interests of the volunteer as well as the needs of the residents and Wellness programs.

Qualifications: 

* Good listening and communication skills
* Proficiency in English required
* Ability to work independently
* Patient and respectful of older people
* Other languages an asset

Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Student
Adult
Senior
Additional Information: 

* Build friendships and develop a sense of community
* Increased self confidence
* Development of new skills
* Pre-employment experience
* Free parking
* Meaningful and rewarding experience
Screening and placement includes application, interview and references. Placement is based on your skills, abilities, interests and availability. Only those considered for placement will be contacted for an interview. Once accepted, a criminal record check will be required.
Minimum Age:15 years
Minimum Commitment: 60 hours or six months

How to apply: 
Phone/Email
Contact person: 
Suzanne Tempel
Contact phone: 
604-587-8999 x4034
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Religion & Spirituality
Seniors
Sport & Recreation
Mission:
Eliim Village's mission is to provide seniors, living in Christian community, with an enriched quality of life.
Cause tags:
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
10
Position start/end date:
1 Aug 2019
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
9067 160 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 2X7