Activities Coordinator - Shannon Oaks

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Activities Coordinator

Shannon Oaks | Victoria | Full-Time 

About You

You embody a vibrant and compassionate personality, deeply committed to enhancing the lives of our residents. With exceptional interpersonal skills, you effortlessly build and nurture professional relationships with team members, residents, and visitors, fostering an inclusive and engaging community. Your effective communication, both written and verbal, ensures clear and meaningful interactions. You thrive in autonomy yet collaborate seamlessly within our team, demonstrating the ability to recruit, coordinate, and motivate a team of volunteers. As a skilled leader and educator, you inspire individuals and groups alike. Your conflict resolution skills align seamlessly with our values, preserving relationships while addressing challenges. With a proven track record, you excel in planning, implementing, and assessing the effectiveness of activities and programs, catering to the unique needs of our residents. Your expertise extends to the observation and assessment of residents, ensuring their holistic well-being. Diligent in documentation and reporting, you maintain thorough records to drive continuous improvement. As a critical thinker and adept problem solver, you navigate complex situations with ease. Ideally, you'll hold a recognized activity aid diploma or recreational therapy certificate or degree or possess equivalent experience. You'll have a valid Class 4 (unrestricted) license and maintain a clear driver abstract. Additionally, you hold current certification in Emergency First Aid, OFA Level 1.

About The Role

You’ll take a comprehensive and person-centred approach to program leadership. You will craft tailored activity programs that cater to the diverse needs of residents, aligning with the Baptist Housing model of wellness. This will involve setting annual goals and objectives, curating monthly activity calendars, and contributing to newsletters. You’ll actively engage in organizing, conducting, and participating in programs and activities, including driving the Baptist Housing bus for external activities. In addition to facilitating residents' smooth transitions into the community and establishing individualized activity plans, you will continuously assess and adjust these plans through ongoing observation and input from team members. You’ll also foster relationships within the Shannon Oaks community, providing mentorship and support to the activity department team. You will ensure effective scheduling and workload distribution among team members, collaborate closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteers, and maintain awareness of community resources. Financial management is also crucial, as you will manage the monthly budget for the Activity Department, diligently tracking and reporting all expenditures. You will also actively promote a culture of well-being, ensuring safe working practices and compliance with safety regulations. You will monitor and enforce safety protocols, provide training to volunteers and consultants as needed, and maintain an adequate level of departmental supplies.

About Us

Baptist Housing provides enhanced living communities and exceptional care to almost 2000 seniors in British Columbia. We provide long-term care, assisted living, supportive housing, home support and adult day programs in our communities in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. We serve through a culture of caring where we put the wellness of our residents first. We live out a Servant Leadership model that collaborates in teams and builds strong relationships while exemplifying Christ-like values. We promote health and wellness using a person-centred, resident-directed, normalized living approach. We're a committed group of people who bring their whole selves to work, and we're also FUN! We take what we do seriously, just not ourselves. We're affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches Pacific.

Your Work Location

Victoria ranks in the top twenty of world cities for quality of life. Our independent living community, Shannon Oaks, is perfectly situated in the desirable neighborhood of Oak Bay next door to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre.

What You Receive

A warm and supportive work environment with a compensation rate of $28.74 per hour. 

How To Apply

Please provide a resume and cover letter to with “Activities Coordinator Temporary” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please explain why you believe you are the right person to work in this role. We welcome your questions about this opportunity at the same email address. If selected, you would consent to a Criminal Record Check (CRC) for working with Vulnerable Adults and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. We will contact only those candidates shortlisted for an interview. We will continue to accept applications until the best candidate is selected. We appreciate your interest in working with Baptist Housing.