Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Activity Worker (Recreation) - Powell River

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Activity Worker (Recreation)
    Work Site: Psychiatry In-Patient - Powell River Hospital - Powell River, BC
    Status: Regular Part Time (0.40 FTE)
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $24.83 per hour
    Hours: 1000 - 1400 with rotating days off
    Reference#: 122413-jta

    Come work as an Activity Worker in Powell River, BC with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

    Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Activity Worker who has completed recognized recreational courses to join its team at Powell River Hospital. Apply today to join our team! In this position you will work in cooperation with a multi-disciplinary team to carry out activity programs. As an Activity Worker with Vancouver Coastal Health you will make your impact by:

    • Organizing activities, accompanying clients/residents on outings, and coordinating portering.
    • Demonstrating and teaching activity techniques, and assisting clients/residents with practicing daily living skills.
    • Reporting relevant observations of client/resident progress and behaviours to Therapists and/or other healthcare staff.
    • Providing direction to volunteers, and organizing equipment and supplies for activities.
    • Ensuring a safe work environment and maintaining established inventory of supplies.


    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.




    On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.


    On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.



    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12, completion of recognized recreational courses plus two (2) years’ recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

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

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


    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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