Symphony Senior Living Forest Valley (Orleans) is currently seeking Full-Time Activity Coordinator (Life Enhancement Coordinator) with a caring heart.
In this role, you will be the heartbeat of our community, orchestrating vibrant and interactive activities that bring joy and meaning to the lives of our residents. Your ability to connect on a personal level, coupled with your innovative spirit, will transform each day into a tapestry of engaging experiences. From art therapy to music sessions, your enthusiasm will create an atmosphere where residents not only participate but thrive. We believe in indulging our residents in all possible manners, recognizing that every interaction is an opportunity to make a positive impact. If you have a heart full of empathy, a mind brimming with creative ideas, and the spirit to make a real difference in the lives of those with dementia, we invite you to join us on this rewarding journey of compassion and companionship.
Symphony Senior Living is a leading provider of quality senior services in Canada; we provide private pay services to residents in our beautiful communities. At Symphony Senior Living, we provide care to our residents to end of life. We are the true alternative to a Long-Term Care facility – to that end we are not a medical institution; we are the home to many seniors of many levels of ability. We serve both our Seniors and their loved ones.
If you love working with seniors and you find the challenge of connecting and serving seniors with physical and memory care needs rewarding this could be the position for you! We require someone who is compassionate and driven to provide a high quality, interactive, residential environment to residents, their families, and the team.
- Create an enjoyable, professional, relaxed, and entertaining environment and assume responsibility for the morale and well being of residents
- Knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias and a desire to serve residents and families.
- Leadership skills and ability to coordinate care across disciplines (including Wellness, Activities, Dining, etc.)
- Delivers training and orientation programs to new Community employees and ensures all staff are trained to provide care and life enrichment.
- Actively participates in the resident assessment and care planning process, working closely with the Wellness Coordinator and Executive Director, based on the family interviews and ongoing evaluation of resident needs.
- Plan a monthly activity schedule offering a variety of activities, events and outings for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Communicate, plan, and organize individualized daily life enrichment programs for each resident through actions of self, Resident Specialists and volunteers, ensuring all residents receive adequate notice and encouragement for the relevant activities
- Interview, assess and record resident’s social history, physical ability and behaviours, spiritual lifestyle, important memories and losses, family dynamics and contacts, activity preferences and desires, dietary requirements and language abilities
- Produce a monthly record on the activities for each resident, identifying plans for any improvements required, and submit to the General Manager
- Drive resident transport when required for resident outings
- Participate in budget preparation and control
- Maintains all activities and van/bus equipment, records, costs, inventory, supplies, storage, receipts
- Help with marketing and advertising strategies and programs
- Manage the volunteer program, including selection, orientation, motivation, supervision, and development of volunteers
- Plan, organize, and write contributions to the monthly newsletter containing a variety of articles and information for distribution to the residents and their families
- Develop and monitor a welcoming committee for the new residents, hospital visitation committee, residents' council and fund-raising committee
- Contact and maintain positive relationships with community organizations
· Experience / education in cognitively impaired resident and behavior issues.
· 3 years experience in a Retirement Home Environment
· Assessment Skills
· Understanding of Palliative Care issues and related community resources.
· Able to qualify for certification / registration by Ontario - Therapeutic Recreation Ontario and / or Activity Professionals of Ontario.
· Ontario Driver's License (F Class)
· Symphony is an equal opportunity employer
· This position is a Non-Union position
· You must pass a Vulnerable sector background check
· You must be able to work with dogs, cats and other animals
· Due to our high level of residents with dementia; your tattoos and piercings must either remained covered by clothing or are discrete. Any other external body decoration, including hair, must not be frightening to a frail senior with dementia.
· You must be legally allowed to work in Canada
· You must be in good physical health as this job requires lifting, sitting, standing, and walking.
· Must have availability to work weekends rotations
Job Types: Permanent, Full-time
Salary: From $40,000.00 per year
- Casual dress
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Flexible schedule
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Vision care
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- Weekends as needed
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Orleans, ON K1C 7L1: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location: In person