• Program Worker (Recreation) - Adult Day Care

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Program Worker (Recreation)
    Work Site: West Vancouver Adult Day Centre - North Vancouver, BC
    Status: Temporary Full Time
    Start Date:As soon as possible to approximately December 31, 2020
    Salary: $21.48 - $23.49 per hour
    Hours: 0815-1615 Monday - Friday
    Reference#: 115276-nma



    The Adult Day Program provides a range of health, personal, social and therapeutic recreation services and activities in a safe and caring environment.  It is a supportive community program for seniors and people with varying abilities to help them remain at home and provides respite for caregivers.


    Within the context of a client and family centred care model and in accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Program Worker works in cooperation with multi-disciplinary team members to carry out established recreation and activity programs. Responsibilities include organizing activities, operating small van/car (up to 10 persons including the driver) to transport clients, accompanying clients on outings and demonstrating and teaching activity techniques. Reports relevant observations of client progress and behaviours to the Therapist and/or other healthcare staff, provides direction to volunteers, organizes equipment and supplies for activities, ensures a safe work environment and maintains an established inventory of supplies.


    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12.
    • Completion of a recognized therapeutic recreation program or activity courses that include assessment and program planning components plus two (2) years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a recognized therapeutic recreation program or activity courses.
      Current First Aid and CPR.
    • Valid Class V BC Driver’s License. Current clean Driver’s Abstract.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as a member of the team.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize.
    • Ability to communicate with seniors with cognitive deficits.
    • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
    • Ability to instruct.
    • Basic knowledge of Recreation Therapy principles.

    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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