Job Title: Recreation Assistant
Work Site: Recreation Therapy, Sumac Place - Vancouver, BC
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $26.49 per hour
Various rotating shifts.
9:00 - 17:00 / 12:00 - 20:00
Casual shifts as required
Come work as a Recreation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in Gibsons, BC!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Assistant to join the team at Sumac Place in Gibsons, BC. Apply today to join our team!
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.
Support your team by:
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,
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.
In this position you may need to 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.
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.
Education & Experience
Completion of a recognized Recreation Diploma Program or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Valid Class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted).
Knowledge & 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.
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.