Recreation Therapist

As the Recreation Therapist, you will work collaboratively with the Recreation Manager and Recreation team, focusing on creating joy through connections, engagement and feeling valued. This position embraces the resident’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and cultural needs & interests along with the principles of Person and Family Centered Care. The Recreation Therapist:

Assesses Residents’ recreation and leisure needs, develops and coordinates the delivery of therapeutic recreation plans and evaluates outcomes/objectives.
Performs recreation/leisure assessments to create therapeutic recreation programs that benefit the clients’ health, functional status, personal development and quality of life.
Documents behavioral and functional observations. Develops individualized therapeutic recreation plans for Residents in collaboration with others;
Monitors Residents’ progress, revisits goals, identifies accomplishments and sets/revises time lines to ensure objectives are met;
Collaborates with Occupational/ Rehabilitation staff, other health care professionals, social and recreational agencies/groups in the resolution of Resident program issues;
Contributes to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services, and participates in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required;
Fosters a stimulating home-like environment through caring, connecting and celebrating.
As the ideal candidate you:

Work well as part of an interdisciplinary team and have a pro-active collaborative approach to problem solving;
Provide services in a manner that adheres to the professional Code of Ethics and CDBC’s Standards of Practice, respecting Resident Rights and the confidentiality of health information according to guidelines;
Participate in regular continuing education opportunities.
At Gemstone Care Centre, you will find people who are just like you as they love to:

Work where caring, connecting and celebrating are valued;
Find joy in teamwork and feel a passion for learning;
Live life with a flexible, positive outlook that takes being accountable seriously;
Be part of a small family that is growing and innovative; and
Help grow a beautiful home that creates joy in life and aging.
Gemstone is part of a larger community through our connection to Trellis Seniors Services Ltd. who represents a family of homes located in Kamloops, Richmond, North Vancouver and shortly Sechelt. The Trellis Team is inspired to create joy in life and aging…by caring, connecting and celebrating as we want to do something truly meaningful in life. We look forward to meeting you!

Candidate Education and Skills

Graduation from a recognized diploma/degree program in Recreational Therapy
Two years’ recent, related experience;
Eligible for professional membership with the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA);
Intermediate level computer competencies (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel);
Familiar with Point Click Care software an asset;
Current valid BC Driver’s License;
CPR & First Aid and Food Safe Certification;
Maintain professional liability insurance (as contractor).


  • Name: Crystal Clark
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  • Expiry: 01/06/2022