Adult Day Program Coordinator/Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

companyWestminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay
locationVirginia Beach, VA 23451, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Student Affairs and Services
Full Time

Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is currently hiring a Connections Program Specialist.

Schedule: 9-5


Implements and manages the therapeutic recreational needs of the residents participating in the Connections Program, to include physical, social, emotional, vocational, spiritual and cognitive needs, enabling them to function at their highest possible level. The Specialist is responsible for facilitating a sustainable program, at the direction of the Connections Program Coordinator, which attracts participants from multiple levels of care and potential outside clients from the community. 

  • Implements and manages the therapeutic recreational needs of the residents participating in the Connections Program. 
  • Responsible for delivering therapeutic activities that meet the individual needs of participants as a part of their overall plan of care. 
  • Facilitating a sustainable program that attracts participants from multiple levels of care that may be experiencing physical and/or cognitive impairment, and potential outside clients from the community.
  • Implements special projects to address the needs of residents.
  • At the direction of the Connections Program Coordinator, lead large and small group activities and one-on-one with individuals, making any necessary changes to assure successful results for all.
  • Provides documentation for programs & services.  Provides pertinent input regarding changes and modifications in the activity plan of care that will assist in overall program and services improvements. 
  • Documents participation or regression consistent with regulatory compliance in via electronic medical record.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively; verbally and in writing to complete specific tasks related to the Connections Programs. 
  • Interacts with residents in a manner compliant with their rights at all times.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


  • Healthcare related degree. 
  • Experience in a health care or long term care setting and working with seniors. 
  • One or more years of experience working with older individuals with dementia preferred.
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office and Google Apps software programs. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Willingness to grow and develop professionally through continuing education and training.


  • Ability to assist residents in wheelchairs, walkers.
  • Ability to assist residents boarding and getting off the bus 
  • Ability to climb stairs 
  • Ability to set up for activities and moving/rearranging rooms furniture as necessary.

What makes Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay unique?

Founded in 1982, Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is a faith based, not-for-profit, Life Plan Continuing Care Community to serve older adults of all beliefs, their families and the broader community.

Our waterfront community, located on the southern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach, in a beautiful, resort-like setting, provides innovative and comprehensive services designed to offer independent living, assisted living, and nursing care solutions.

Our employees, residents and guests carry out our mission daily: Creating community to foster joy and well-being. We maintain a close and friendly culture for our staff and residents by adhering to our Values of achieving excellence by giving and expecting:

RESPECT for each Person.

PASSION for what we do.


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Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. Candidates are screened, in accordance with the Code of Virginia, with the State Police criminal background check including sex offender crimes. All new hires are subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen and receiving the flu shot.


  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Same Day Pay-Get early pay access through UKG and get paid without waiting for your paycheck!
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent Advancement Opportunities
  • Identity Theft Plan
  • Legal Resources
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Retirement Plan with Employer Match
  • Scholarship Program for Employees/Family Members
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Six (6) Paid Holidays
  • Team Member Discounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • On-Site Gym, Salon, Clinic & Pharmacy
  • No Agency use for any clinical positions
  • Bus Passes
  • Monthly Toll Allotment