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Activity Worker/Driver - Older Adult - STAT Centre

Activity Worker/Driver - Older Adult - STAT Centre

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Short Term Assessment and Treatment Centre (STAT) Centre - Vancouver General Hospital

 

Who We Are
The Short Term Assessment & Treatment (STAT) Centre is a specialized unit for seniors experiencing health changes that interfere with functioning and independence. Services are provided by an interdisciplinary team with a holistic approach to client-centred care. 

 

The STAT Centre is located at Vancouver General Hospital. The STAT Centre Program is composed of a Day Hospital and an In-Patient Unit.

STAT Centre clients are provided with:

  • A comprehensive medical and functional assessment
  • Treatment for illness
  • Strategies for coping with disabilities
  • Education regarding aging and health promotion
  • A therapeutic activity program
  • A general rehabilitative program
  • Assistance to continue living at home 

The interdisciplinary team carries out the assessment and treatment in collaboration with the client, family physician and other health professionals. Our goal is to improve quality of life by enhancing physical and mental health, functional abilities and independence.



Job Title: Activity Worker/Driver Older Adult
Work Site: Vancouver General Hospital - STAT Centre - 5th floor Blackmore Pavilion Day Program - Inpatient and Outpatient - Vancouver, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $23.48 per hour
Hours: 0730-1530 Monday to Friday
Reference#: 100522-kco


JOB SUMMARY:

Within the context of a client/resident and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Activity Worker works under general supervision and in cooperation with multi-disciplinary team members to carry out established activity programs.

Responsibilities include organizing activities, transporting clients/residents to and from excursions, accompanying clients/residents on outings and coordinating portering, demonstrating and teaching activity techniques, and assisting clients/residents with practicing daily living skills. Reports relevant observations of client/resident progress and behaviours to Therapist and/or other healthcare staff, provides direction to volunteers, organizes equipment and supplies for activities, ensures a safe work environment and maintains established inventory of supplies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Grade 12.
  • Completion of recognized recreational courses plus two (2) years’ recent related experience.
  • Valid Class 4 driver’s license (unrestricted).


Knowledge, Skills & 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.


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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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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