Recreation Manager/Social Director
Martindale Gardens Retirement Residence - Milton, ON

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Full-time position
Salary: $28,000-$33,000 annual

Position Summary:

The social director will assess the social and recreation needs of each resident. You will plan and direct the implementation and regular evaluation of the recreation/social programs for the residents, in accordance with policy guidelines, legislative requirements and budgetary allowances.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, direct and evaluate the social/recreation programs relating to the physical, psychological, social, recreational and spiritual needs of the residents
  • Communicate the activities of the department to residents, staff, families and the community to encourage participation on programs
  • Co-ordinate the volunteer and student placement program for the residence, including recruiting and orienting volunteers, and directing and evaluating volunteer activities
  • Maintain established department plans, policies and procedures regarding such things as quality assurance, attendance records, monthly reports and health & safety
  • Establish and maintain communications within the department and with other departments to ensure the needs of the residents are being met
  • Maintain all required records, reports and statistics in accordance with policies, procedures and legislative requirements, and keep departmental manuals up to date

Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required:

  • Successful completion of a diploma or degree in recreation/leisure studies from a recognized community college or university, with courses in gerontology.
  • Must demonstrate leadership and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of programs and techniques in recreation, community resources and program development are required
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills are necessary
  • 3-5 years experience in working with seniors in a related capacity is preferred
  • F class drivers license is an asset
  • Smart Serve Certificate an asset

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Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.