Recreation Officer - Kandahar

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Recreation Officer - Kandahar Court - Masterton - Part Time

  • Enjoy enriching the day to day lives of our residents 
  • Gain on-going training and qualifications while you work
  • Benefit from our staff well-being package

Mō mātou - About us  

Our Enliven residential services create age-friendly communities where people are happy and thrive, regardless of their age or ability. Our homes and villages are places where older people have companionship, choice, variety, fun, meaningful activity and a sense of purpose.  Enliven is a not-for-profit service providing aged residential care to older people in the lower half of the North Island.  

Mō te tūranga  - About the role 

As a Recreation Officer / Diversional Therapy assistant, you will be responsible for planning and facilitating individual resident’s recreation plan and recreation programme for the residents of the Dementia Court. This involves running daily activities with staff and volunteers, planning the social calendar for the home and supporting our residents to pursue their interests.  You will also encourage residents to maintain their independence, learn new skills and maintain connections with their community.

The role is based in Masterton and will be working in our Dementia Court on days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays (six hours per day), perfect for those wanting to balance work life. So if you are interested in talking more about what will work for you, please get in touch with us.

Mō koe - About You 

As well as a passion for the wellbeing of older people, you will be enthusiastic but patient and well organised with great interpersonal skills and sense of humour. You will share our values of empathy, compassion, and respect. 

In addition, you will have: 

  • A genuine interest in supporting the Recreational activities in our Home 
  • Minimum of Careerforce Level 2 Health and Wellbeing Certificate 
  • Qualification in Diversional Therapy or equivalent relevant experience and preparedness to gain one
  • Experience in a customer-facing role, ability to listen to people and work with them to support their needs
  • Experience in administration with some computer literacy
  • Full, clean New Zealand driver’s license
  • Some experience working with Elders or people experiencing memory loss, would be advantageous 

What’s in it for me?

Enliven Kandahar Home offers a compassionate environment where upskilling and training are highly valued. We support our staff in gaining nationally recognised qualifications through paid study days and workshops.

You will also enjoy:

  • Hourly rate from $23.38 to $36.00 depending on experience and qualifications
  • Free flu vaccinations as part of Enlivens wellbeing programme
  • Certainty in your hours – set rosters with opportunities to be flexible where needed
  • Free carparking on site
  • Progressive pay steps that recognise your qualifications 
  • Access to discounted healthcare cover and free employee assistance programme

We are a values based organisation that cares about our staff as much as we do about our residents and we support everyone who becomes a part of the Enliven family.  Come and find out more what makes us such a great place to live and work!  APPLY NOW! 

How to apply:

To discuss the role or for more information get in touch with Liz Mather  (06) 946 4020 or email   

Please note: please apply only if you have the legal right to work in New Zealand  

As a healthcare provider, Enliven operates a ‘Smoke Free’ policy onsite.  

Applications close  09th March 2024

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