Posted: May 9, 2023

Skilled Labour | Active Living (Recreation) Coordinator - PT

Berwick Retirement Communities - Victoria, BC
Salary: $23.38 - $28.74 Hourly
Application Deadline: Jun 9, 2023

Since opening our first retirement residence in 1989, Berwick Retirement Communities has been committed to offering quality retirement living and now owns eight residences across BC. We are proud to be island owned & managed.

Berwick Retirement Communities promotes an environment which integrates hospitality with superior customer service and care. As a member of the Berwick team you will uphold a philosophy that respects choice, independence and autonomy for our residents.

Berwick House retirement community is looking for a Active Living Coordinator (Recreation) who is reliable, authentic, and excited to make a difference in the lives of people. As part of a dynamic team environment, your unique sense of humour, optimism, and ability to work well with seniors, will lead to a flourishing career with a company that supports your personal and professional growth.

Hours of Work:

Wednesday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. For a total of 30 hours weekly. This position is temporary


Starting Wage is $28.74 (with a class 4 drivers license) & $23.38 (no class 4 drivers license) (Includes covid-19 wage subsidy), plus differentials as applicable.


  • Dental, Vision, Extended Medical
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounted Meal Program
  • Complimentary Onsite Gym Use
  • Vacation Starting at 6%
  • Employee Perks Discount Program

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Active Living Manager this position assists with the planning, organizing and implementation of recreation programs to meet the interests and needs of the Berwick by the Sea residents. Day-to-day facilitation of programs for residents in independent living Apartments. Assists with the creation and delivery of diversified programs and services to meet the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual needs of all residents. Provides participants with a safe and comfortable environment by remaining aware of and following health and safety policies and procedures. May be responsible for “Emergency Response” for the building and its occupants during designated evening shifts and/or on bus outings.


  • Excellent communication skills, tact, diplomacy and good judgment
  • Strong ability to motivate others through gentle persuasion to achieve the desired result
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with seniors and the general public
  • Professional, confidential and strong time management skills
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and be well organized


  • Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR Level C
  • Class 4 BC Driver’s License
  • Food Save and Serving It Right
  • Preferably qualified with a degree in leisure studies or a Certificate in Recreation with a minimum of 3 years as a program facilitator
  • Proficient with MS Office: Excel, Word and Outlook


  • Related experience working with seniors and/or with supporting recreation or leisure programs would be an asset
  • Experience with assisting at events would be an asset

Personal Competencies:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest quality of customer service
  • Self driven individual who thrives on working in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and still maintain focus on priorities

Note: *A criminal record check is required pursuant to the Criminal Records Review Act for working with vulnerable adults. Current TB test and proof of Covid-19 Vaccination also required.