Vancouver Coastal Health

Recreation Assistant - Mental Health Long Term Care

Job ID 2024-122057
City Vancouver
Work Location
Adanac Park Lodge
Mental Health Long Term Care
Home Worksite
72 - Adanac Park Lodge
Labour Agreement
Facilities Subsector
100 - Facilities HEU
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Full-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Support Services
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $30.96/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $30.96/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Monday, Stats, Sunday
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $30.96/Hr. - CAD $30.96/Hr.

Job Summary

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Assistant to join the Adanac Park Lodge team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


Adanac Park Lodge (APL) is a regional Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Long Term Care (LTC) program specializing in providing care to younger adults (19-65 years) with complex health and behavioral needs.  APL’s unique population of focus is younger adults who have concurrent Mental Health, Substance Use and/or Acquired Brain Injury; and who often have co-existing physical, developmental and/or chronic health conditions.  Clients who may be considered for admission are between19 and 65 year of age.  Residents may reside at APL for as long as they require the specialized services / environment to meet their care needs, up to an including end of life care.  APL has a diverse inter-disciplinary team who collaborate with residents and families in their care and on meaningful goals and engagement.  In accordance with the vision and values of the organization, APL’s approaches & principles include; Person Centered Care; Trauma Informed Care; Recovery in MH; and Community Engagement.


As a Recreation Assistant with VCH you will:

  • Work in a team based environment to carry out recreation programs in consultation with the Recreation Therapist.
  • Perform duties including:
    • 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.
  • May operate a bus with a passenger seating capacity of up to 25 passengers (including the driver) to transport patients/clients/residents to and from community participation activities as required by site/program.


Education & Experience

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

Knowledge, Skills & 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.

Closing Statement

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.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

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

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Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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