• Headway Group Facilitator

    Job Locations CA-New Westminster
    Req No.
    Adult Services
    Regular Part-Time
    Site Location
    Headway New West
  • Overview

    Therapeutic Recreation for Day Programs


    Are you looking for an exciting career in Social Services or Therapeutic Recreation?


    Our organization offers full benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements, great opportunities to grow within and a fun and positive environment for both staff and clients!


    Exciting opportunity exists for the right individual to join a progressive non-profit organization as a Recreation Facilitator. The position entails working within Headway's Club House supporting individuals with Aquired Brain Injuries, in a group and one to one capacity. 


    Headway offers a variety of inclusive programs that assist participants in working towards their social, leisure, recreation, educational, vocational and wellness goals.


    The successful candidate possesses excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, establishes and maintains rapport with clients, analyzes and resolves problems, encourages and motivates clients to participate in programs, completes proper documentation of client’s progress, provides personal care on occasion and attend staff meetings.


    We have great opportunities to grow within and are looking for casuals for this location wih possibilities of posting into a part time position.




    Job Duties Includes:


    • Experience working with and delivering recreation programs for individuals with various abilities
    • Demonstrate effective computer skills
    • Ability to act with integrity and trust, helps to build a healthy team environment, communicates clearly, fosters potential in others, and acts as a positive role model.
    • Has a broad knowledge of Acquired Brain Injury.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health
    • Skill in the use and maintenance of specialized and adaptive equipment.
    • Ability to create an atmosphere of support and confidence
    • Ability to teach lifeskills in a group setting (between 3-10 individuals)
    • Ability to design, Implement and evaluate recreation programs
    • Ability to adapt programs to meet individual needs
    • Knowledgeable of creating independence vs. creating dependence
    • Completing daily documentation on a Microsoft platform database
    • Identifying and linking individuals to community resources
    • Able to facilitate regular midrange to large scale events for between 4 – 20 clients
    • Community Integration
    • Able to set firm boundaries
    • Positive “can do” attitude
    • Some behavior management
    • Ability to encourage, motivate and involve client in community activities.
    • Access to computer and internet
    • Proven ability to develop rapport with adults in a variety of contexts.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with adults with behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues
    • Experience working with marginalized population
    • Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with educational personnel, social workers and resource workers, service providers and partners
    • Able to self-start, make judgment calls, and create new models/programs as needed
    • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
    • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision




    • Certificate/Diploma or Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from an approved accredited academic institution
    • One year of recent, related experience preferred
    • Criminal record clearance
    • TB test
    • Minimum of three (3) references
    • Valid BCDL and Reliable vehicle to use for work purposes
    • Current First Aid CPR Certificate
    • Food Safe Certification an asset
    • Mandt Certification as asset


    Compensation starting at $20.00-22.20/hr, plus benefits upon meeting eligibility requirements.




    Strive Living Society is an equal opportunity employer which does not discriminate against age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.


    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


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