Recreation Assistant

Recreation Assistant – GF Strong
Job Description
Job Title: Recreation Assistant
Work Site: GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre – Vancouver, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.43 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $27.02 per hour

Days off: Monday, Tuesday, Sunday, Statutory Holidays

Reference#: 155141-ach

Come work as a Recreation Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Assistant to join the team at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Recreation Assistant with VCH you will:

works in a team based environment to carry out recreation programs in consultation with the Recreation Therapist.
Duties include:
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.
Valid Class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted) may be required and will be noted on the posting.
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.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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
Diversity, equity, 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.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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


  • Name: Margaret Shaikh
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  • Expiry: 20/02/2022