Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Recreation Assistant

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Recreation Assistant
    Work Site: Purdy Pavilions - UBC Hospital
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $25.98 per hour
    Hours: 08:30-16:30; 09:30-17:30; 12:00-20:00 with statutory holidays and rotating days off
    Reference#: 118669-cye

    Come work as a Recreation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

    Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Assistant to join the team in the Purdy Pavilions at UBC Hospital. Apply today to join our team!


    As a Recreation Assistant at the Purdy Pavilions at UBC Hospital you will:

    • Work in a team based environment to carry out recreation programs in consultation with the Recreation Therapist.
    • Carry 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.
    • Support your team by performing duties such as:
      • 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;
      • and providing functional direction to volunteers.
    • Evaluate and report relevant observations of patient’s/client’s/resident's progress/participation to the Recreation Therapist or interdisciplinary team.
    • Organize furnishings and equipment for designated activities, and maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies.
    • Operate a bus with a passenger seating capacity of up to 20 passengers to transport patients/clients/residents to and from community participation activities.



    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


    Education & Experience

    • Completion of a recognized Recreation Diploma Program or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
    • Valid class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted) as required per vehicle.

    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.

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

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the 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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