• Recreation Assistant

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Recreation Assistant
    Work Site: Berkley Care Centre - North Vancouver, BC
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $25.98 per hour
    Hours: various
    Reference#: 117007-eag


    Within the context of a dynamic patient/client/resident service culture, and in accordance with the established mission, vision, values and objectives of the organization, works in a team based environment to carry out recreation programs in consultation with the Recreation Therapist. Duties include organizing and overseeing patients/clients/residents on outings, coordinating the portering of patients/clients/residents to and from the activity, demonstrating techniques of recreation activities, carrying out prescribed adaptations to recreation activities to enable patients/clients/residents to maintain maximum potential for independence as per the instruction of the Recreation Therapist, providing functional direction to volunteers, evaluating and reporting relevant observations of patient’s/client’s/resident's progress/participation to the Recreation Therapist or interdisciplinary team, organizing furnishings and equipment for designated activities, and maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies. Operates a bus with a passenger seating capacity of up to 20 passengers to transport patients/clients/residents to and from community participation activities.


    Education & Experience

    • Completion of a recognized Recreation Diploma Program or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to teach.
    • Ability to organize work.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Ability to deal with others effectively.

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.


    This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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