Recreation Assistant – Maternity Leave

  • Temporary
  • Surrey


Elim Village is a not-for-profit organization with two developing comprehensive Christian older adult communities located in Surrey and Chilliwack, B.C. Elim Village offers a unique opportunity to be a part of a working environment that embraces Christian principles and beliefs and pursues the highest standards in business and care operations. With our campus of care model, our approach is integrative and team oriented. Our core values emphasize the relationships we hold with residents, staff and stakeholders.


We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Recreation Assistant in our Assisted and Independent Living Buildings who will be working under the direction of the Wellness Supervisor and will carry out resident-centered activity programs included in the activity calendar. This position will also support our residents, encourage participation, and facilitate meaningful opportunities that promote maintaining independence and quality of life.


  • Completion of recognized Therapeutic Recreation diploma or degree
  • Minimum one year of related experience in an assisted or supportive living facility
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must be able to work well independently and in a team setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook
  • Valid Class 4 driver’s license is preferred with an exceptional, unrestricted driving record
  • Preferred Functional Fitness certificate, Third Age Fitness certificate, care fit certificate or related fitness training
  • Pre-employment medical and criminal record check are required


  • Understands the culture and values of the residents we serve in our Assisted and Independent Living
  • Knowledgeable of provincial legislation, requirements of ALR, and programs in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Skills and ability to utilize effective adapted communication techniques, social and interpersonal skills with residents, and staff to adequately meet the needs of the residents
  • A genuine empathy for older persons, ability to relate meaningfully with them, and a desire to effectively care for them including meeting their mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs
  • Encourages participation which maintains dignity and validates individual creativity and choice
  • Evidence of good physical and emotional health and the capability to handle the demands of the job
  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously to develop and foster a team approach with members of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English
  • Physically able to carry out the duties of the position


  • The wage is $19.50 per hour  to start plus wage leveling  ($22.38 per hour)
  • Elim Village is an equal opportunity employer. This position is subject to Union membership
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