Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Activity Worker (Recreation)

  • Job Description

     

    Job Title: Activity Worker (Recreation)
    Work Site: Recreation Therapy - Willingdon Creek Village - Powell River, BC
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $24.83 per hour
    Hours: Various
    Reference#: 107766-bmc


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

    Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Activity Worker to join the Recreation Therapy team at Willingdon Creek Village in Powell River, BC. Apply today to join our team!

     

    As an Activity Worker at Willingdon Creek Village you will:

    • Work under general supervision and in cooperation with multi-disciplinary team members to carry out established activity programs.
    • Support the program 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.
    • Report relevant observations of client/resident progress and behaviours to Therapist and/or other healthcare staff.
    • Provide direction to volunteers, and work to ensure a safe work environment.
    • Maintain an established inventory of supplies and organize equipment and supplies for activities.

     

    ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC

     

    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.

     

    WHO WE ARE


    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.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12.
    • Completion of recognized recreational courses.
    • 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 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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