Recreation Therapist (Bachelor’s)

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Banfield Pavilions team located near Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health, you will:

Works in a team based environment and provides therapeutic recreation/leisure interventions to designated clients/residents.
Participates as a member of an integrated collaborative health care team
Duties include:
assessing clients’/residents’ recreation and leisure needs, abilities and interests,
maintaining a variety of records,
planning and implementing therapeutic recreation care plans,
evaluating the effectiveness of the intervention,
communicating with the client/resident/family and health care team members.
Contributes to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services.
Participates in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required.



Baccalaureate in Therapeutic Recreation or Leisure Studies from an accredited university.
Eligible for certification and CTRS credential with National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency First Aid.
Valid Class IV Driver’s License.


Basic knowledge of recreation therapy theory and practice within a rehabilitation and/or resident and family centred model of care.
Basic knowledge of evidence-based clinical practice related to designated clinical area.
Basic knowledge of research process and methodology.
Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member.
Demonstrated ability to teach and empower clients to assume control over their health.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and clients both one-on-one and in-groups.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others in a complex health care environment.
Demonstrated ability to recognize when referral to another health care professional is required.
Skills in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate to recreation therapy treatment.
Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize related computer information systems, applications, technology, and equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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.

See full job description and apply here:


  • Name: Margaret Shaikh
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  • Expiry: 10/03/2022