Recreation Programmer, Hawthorn Park

Job No: VSL4574192
Location: Kelowna

Come join us and help make a difference in the lives of older adults! As employees at a Verve Senior Living Retirement Residence, our primary goal is to help each person, have a great day, every day! Our employees thrive on collaboration and have a passion for excellence, achieving multiple awards including the Order of Excellence in Quality, from Excellence Canada. As part of our team, the things you do are key to helping us achieve our shared vision of helping seniors live longer, better. Oh, and you’ll also have a lot of fun doing it. Want to join us?

 Hawthorn Park Retirement Community is looking for recreation staff to join our Life Enrichment team.  We’re currently seeking a temporary part-time staff (67.5 hours every two weeks) to fill a Maternity Leave.  We seek an energetic, kind, compassionate and patient individual who has experience and a passion working with seniors in a variety of settings.

 General duties:

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating programs designed to meet the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the residents
  • Driving our 24 passenger bus on various occasions such as scenic drives, shopping shuttles, outings and more
  • Promotes resident awareness and participation in leisure and life enrichment activities.
  • Maintains records for the department including assessments, evaluation of planned activities and attendance/participation records.

Qualifications required:

  • Preference given to those candidates that possess a diploma, or degree in a related field. 
  • Related experience will be considered in lieu of a diploma or degree
  • Experience working with seniors
  • Class 4 drivers license
  • Current First Aid and CPR
  • Clean criminal record check
  • Serving it right
  • Food Safe


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Verve Senior Living is an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We are dedicated to building a team that reflects the diversity of the residents and communities in which we live and serve. If you require accommodation for any portion of the recruitment and hiring process, please let us know.


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