FT Recreation Coordinator (London)

London, ON, Canada Req #107
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
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FT Recreation Coordinator – London- Embassy Commons




About Indwell:  We are a Christian not-for-profit charity that creates affordable housing communities and supportive programs to people seeking health, wellness, and belonging.  Founded in 1974, we continue to grow and thrive to build high quality energy efficient housing and inclusive living, uplifting our society.  Our belief is that every employee is a leader contributing to transform lives through HOPE and HOMES.  Being a part of our amazing team you will be fulfilled working together with others who are genuinely invested in Indwell's mission to serve people impacted by poverty and homelessness.   
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Position Description:  Reporting to the Program Manager, the Recreation Coordinator, as a member of the interdisciplinary team, you will be responsible to provide tenants in Indwell’s independent living apartments with supports that help people maintain health and housing, often through social engagement. This position would work between two program locations.  


Hours of Work: Program hours expected to fall between 8am-9pm however, on-site program coverage is more frequent during the first year of occupancy to support a culture of community and belonging.  During time of program launch flexibility is required with hours ranging between 7am-12am.  Program operates 7 days a week, including public holidays. Participation in the on-call 24/7 schedule rotation is required.  


Duties for this position include:


Direct Support to Tenants

  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational, social, and leisure activities while promoting health, wellness, and belonging within the tenant community.
  • Identify the needs and interests of individuals/groups in order to plan activities, accordingly, given the available equipment or facilities.
  • Work individually with tenants to identify and achieve recreation related goals as it relates to their individual support needs and recovery.
  • Support tenants to connect with community resources and supports, including recreation subsidy programs.
  • Connect tenants to culturally meaningful programming outside of Indwell, as requested.
  • Support tenants in issues related to maintaining their health and housing.
  • Reinforcing tenants’ life skills, including spiritual, social and community skills.
  • As a representative of a faith-based organization, recognize and promote the role of spirituality and provide support and guidance as required.
  • Supporting individuals to achieve their goals while encouraging independence and recovery.
  • Develop, contribute to, and carry out individual tenant support plans, including any relevant assessment tools as appropriate.
  • Take responsibility for a primary case load under supervision of Program Manager. 
  • Confident in utilizing crisis management and intervention skills.
  • Comfortable with rent collection, pest management, and other landlord responsibilities.
  • Respond to tenant complaints/concerns with care, compassion, and efficiency.  

Support, Direction, and Commitment to Interdisciplinary Team

  • Support and build capacity within the interdisciplinary team to facilitate programming that increases tenants’ sense of community belonging. 
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team to assess specific program needs regarding individual and group recreation needs.  
  • Keep interdisciplinary team informed of community opportunities related to recreation, leisure, and educational endeavors suitable for tenants/program. 
  • Supporting and collaborating with program volunteers to integrate them into recreation activities. 
  • Assist in the orientation and support of staff, students and volunteers. 
  • Coordinate volunteer activities. Complete volunteer logs as required. 
  • Attend and actively participate in team meetings and other agency meetings as required. 
  • Maintain positive written and verbal communication. 
  • Demonstrate positive relationships within the Indwell team. 
  • Promote and demonstrate the vision, mission and values of Indwell within workplace and the community.
  • Keep apprised of new research and developments relevant to your role, through workshops, journals, websites, and literature. Transfer knowledge back to the team and tenants in the most effective manner available. 
  • Follow applicable regulations, policies and procedures. 
  • Assisting with intake, admission, orientation of new tenants.
  • Complete required documentation in a thorough and timely manner with a focus on maintaining and protecting tenant health records.
  • Administer, document, monitor medications in accordance with agency policies & procedures as required.
  • Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Assist with meal preparation and delivery as needed. Participate in dinner alongside tenants when appropriate.
  • Support tenants / program after-hours as needed by participating in the on-call schedule.
  • Work collaboratively with Facilities, reporting maintenance needs to ensure upkeep of buildings/grounds.
  • Complete regular environmental checks, including requirements of the building’s Integrated Pest Management plan.  

Health, Welfare and Safety Practices

  • Use appropriate procedures when responding to emergency situations.
  • Ensure own health & safety, that of tenants and co-workers by adhering to health & safety standards.
  • Complete required safety checks and inspections as assigned.
  • Attend and participate in all required training to maintain and develop new skills.


  • Complete required reports in a timely manner in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Perform administrative tasks as assigned, such as rent collections and financial records.
  • Ensure information about tenant interactions are entered into the data system as required.


  • Committed to upholding and modeling the standards set out in the organization’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Code of Conduct and other operating standards and policies.
  • Experience working with individuals with serious mental illness, addictions or other needs.
  • Experience in affordable, supportive housing is preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate warmth, sensitivity, and a caring attitude.
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, organized, responsible, and take initiative.
  • Ability to problem solve and to handle crises with clear rational thinking.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in recreation program planning.
  • Knowledge of local community resources, support systems, and landlord-tenant relations.
  • Ability to maintain excellent interpersonal relationships.
  • A valid “G” class driver’s license.

Requirement: Indwell is required to request evidence of Full Covid-19 vaccination as a health provider as per the directive of the Medical Officer of Health of Ontario. 


Education: Bachelor’s degree/diploma in Recreation or Leisure studies, Therapeutic Recreation, or post-graduate certificate in Recreation Therapy from a recognized post-secondary program.  

Remuneration:  $40,000-48,000 annual salary based on education and experience. Indwell offers a competitive benefits package and RRSP contribution.    

To Apply: Please apply online with resume and cover letter at We thank all applicants, however only applicants that are being considered will be contacted.      

Personal information submitted will be used only for employment opportunities within Indwell in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.    

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Indwell's Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.  
Indwell exists to provide hope and homes for all. Our supports, services, and employment are open to people from every creed, race, ethnicity, sex, ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Indwell's leadership are motivated by the example of Jesus Christ as reflected in Indwell's statement of faith. Indwell engages with diverse communities; we actively identify and remove barriers that prevent people from accessing and participating in our services and organization.






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