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Tina Bergman, resident at Elim Village Garrison Crossing, laughs alongside staff member, Darlene

Wellness Assistant


Who We Are

Elim Village operates two exceptional aging in place communities for older adults. Our retirement villages are located in Surrey and Chilliwack, B.C., where over 1,000 seniors call Elim Village ‘home’. We’re looking for new talent to join us as we continue to be at the leading edge of seniors living. We offer a unique opportunity to be part of a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian principles and beliefs, which pursues the highest standards of professionalism. Join our diverse team of more than 500 employees in making a daily difference in the lives of residents.

Job Summary

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Wellness Assistant. This position will carry out client-focused activities, programs, and events that will enhance client’s quality of life with meaning and purpose. This position will report to the Wellness Manager.


  • Completion of a minimum of a 2 year recognized Therapeutic Recreation Program
  • Preferred two years of recent / related experience in a long-term care environment
  • A valid Class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted)
  • Current First Aid / CPR Certificate
  • Preferred Functional Fitness Certificate or Gerontology Fitness Certificate, or related fitness training
  • Preferred specialized training on programing for individuals with dementia

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Carries out resident activity programs such as arts and crafts, sports, music, woodworking, cooking, gardening, and exercises as directed
  • Lifts, transfers, porters, and ambulates residents to and from activities using safe practices
  • Promotes cognitive abilities in residents through activities such as reading to residents, playing music, crosswords, word puzzles, current events, quest speakers, and continued learning
  • Promotes community involvement through liaison with volunteers and organizations, families, and friends
  • Prepares areas for activities, maintains recreation equipment, reports unsafe or faulty equipment to the supervisor, and keeps activity areas safe, clean, and tidy
  • Observes and reports any changes in resident’s functional and cognitive behavior to the nurse on duty, and documents changes in progress notes
  • Works with Wellness Coordinator in creating and updating care plan goals for residents
  • Assists in the activities of daily living of the residents as required
  • Assesses programs to ensure they meet the goals and needs of individual residents
  • Performs other duties as required / assigned


  • This position is subject to union membership, per contract the starting hourly rate is $29.83
  • While we are thankful for all applications, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted


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