Activity Manager

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Activities Manager

Shannon Oaks | Vancouver | Full Time

About Us

Baptist Housing provides communities and exceptional care to over 2800 seniors in British Columbia. We provide Residential Care, Assisted Living, Supportive Housing, Home Support and Adult Day Programs at our residences in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria. We serve through a culture of humility and grace, providing service with an attitude of compassion, respect and integrity. We understand the needs of seniors and love assisting them to live well, modelling our values in all interactions.


Shannon Oaks is Baptist Housing’s all-inclusive premier independent living community in South Vancouver. This community offers fine dining to a variety of daily activities and excursions. Shannon Oaks has a family feeling among the team ad residents and thrive on the relationships that are formed from working here. Team work is something that is prioritized here and everyone is always ready to support their fellow team members.

Job Summary

Baptist Housing is looking for a full-time Activities Manager to join our team in Vancouver.  The Activities Manager plans, implements, and evaluates recreational therapeutic wellness programs for the Independent and Assisted Living Residents on the Vancouver Campus. The Manager coordinates the wellness activities for each group of residents in a collaborative process with the Assisted Living Coordinator, Chaplains, and Activity Assistants to ensure activities are developed to meet individual needs, promote community and optimize the holistic wellness of all Residents. Our Activities team is FUN, positive, outgoing and collaborative, modelling our values as they build relationships in our community. As an ambassador of Baptist Housing, you have a heart to serve others. The Baptist Housing Team is highly service-oriented and you should enjoy working in an atmosphere that encourages Teamwork and FUN.  You should be passionate about serving our amazing Residents.


Responsibilities include assessing each Resident on admission and ongoing to determine needs, developing and maintaining program plans and monthly calendars of activities, implementing functional interventions, providing education, developing newsletters and other posters and communications.  Other responsibilities include setting goals and planning and maintaining a budget for the department; documenting plans and activities and providing various reports; leading, supporting, and supervising the Activities Team; works with our volunteer coordinator coordinating a Team of volunteers; networking with and resourcing from the community; and driving the Baptist Housing bus when transporting Residents to external activities.


  • Consent for a Criminal Record Check (CRC) for working with Vulnerable Adults
  • has exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to develop relationships, and creates an environment that fosters community. 
  • Proven skills in planning, implementing, and assessing programs; observing and assessing Residents; teaching and leading individuals and groups; supervising and managing a team are all required. 
  • You must have well developed organization and time management skills necessary to establish priorities and organize workload.
  • A diploma or degree program in Recreational Therapy or be willing to take additional courses relating to Recreational Therapy and have a minimum of two years related experience implementing activity programs for seniors.
  • You must have a valid unrestricted Class 4 drivers’ license and a clear driver abstract or be willing to obtain this.
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Serving It Right
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine (2 doses) and PHN

Baptist Housing Values

As Servant Leaders, we focus on serving others in humility and grace, demonstrating the character and values of:

  • Compassion: showing care, love, and sensitivity in consideration of the unique needs to Teammates, Residents, Families, and others.
  • Honesty: exemplifying fairness, integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Respect: treating people with dignity at all times to elevate personhood and person-directed wellness.
  • Innovation: exercising ingenuity in all endeavors and exemplifying creative courage.
  • Stewardship: recognizing God’s ownership by using resources wisely to preserve the future viability and longevity of our mission.
  • Teamwork: working collaboratively to achieve our mission in a culture of safety, continuous learning and work-life balance.
  • Fun: taking our work seriously, but not ourselves!

What‘s in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive vacation allocation
  • Extended health & dental benefits
  • Statutory holidays
  • Retirement Savings Programs
  • Great work atmosphere
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Professional development opportunities

This is a Full-Time, Permanent Position. To apply, please apply by sending a resume to telling us why you want to join the Baptist Housing Team by December 31, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in working with Baptist Housing. We are eager to build our team with people who share our mission and vision. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we encourage you to apply for our future openings for which you qualify. We wish you every success in your search for meaningful employment.