Come work as a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Subacute Medicine team at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

Work in a team based environment and provide therapeutic recreation/leisure interventions to designated clients/residents.
Participate as a member of an integrated collaborative health care team, assessing clients’/residents’ recreation and leisure needs, abilities and interests.
Maintain a variety of records.
Plan and implement therapeutic recreation care plans, evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicate with the client/resident/family and health care team members.
Contribute to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services, and participate in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required.
Qualifications
Education & Experience

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.
Knowledge & Abilities

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.
Closing Statement
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, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

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
Equity, diversity, 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2024.

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

Therapeutic Recreation Worker
Vancouver, BC
Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $28.74
________________________________________
Are you creative, social and passionate about bringing joy into the lives of seniors? Do you thrive in a team and also work well independently?
Your formal education includes a certificate, or a diploma in therapeutic recreation, a valid unrestricted class 4 drivers’ license, first aid, serving it right & food safe certificates. Experience in long-term care is an asset
We are looking to hire Recreation Worker to join our Recreation Team. Our speciality is caring for people with dementia.
We are a highly regarded health care provider and pride ourselves in being innovative, creative and unconditionally committed to high quality care. We identify with the Eden philosophy and are pursuing a well-being approach to care.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. This is a full-time position; work hours are Tuesday to Saturday and include some evening shifts.
We are the German-Canadian Care Home, a 132-bed, licensed, publicly funded care home in South Vancouver. We care for seniors with complex care needs. Our Home has been providing compassionate care for over 50 years. We have adopted the Eden approach to care.
If this job speaks to you, we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your resume to rkustner@gcch.ca.

SALARY

The salary range for this position is CAD $30.06/Hr. – CAD $30.06/Hr.

JOB SUMMARY

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 George Pearson Centre in Vancouver, 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,
maintaining inventory of equipment and supplies,
and, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education & Experience

Completion of a recognized Recreation Diploma Program or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Valid Class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted).
This position will operate a bus or van with a seating capacities of up to 25 passengers, including the driver, therefore requires a valid Class 4 (unrestricted) vehicle license.

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.

CLOSING STATEMENT

This positions will operate a bus or van with a seating capacities of up to 25 passengers, including the driver, therefore requires a valid Class 4 (unrestricted) vehicle license.

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, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

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
Equity, diversity, 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

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

Apply on the VCH website: https://bit.ly/3Ir7ckg

We are presently seeking a Recreation Therapy Worker – Bus Driver to join out Recreation team at Polson Place in Vernon, BC. A strong candidate will have completed a course or certificate from a recognized recreation therapy program and hold a Class IV BC Driver’s License.

Working within a client centered model, the Recreation Therapy Worker – Bus Driver works as a member of the interdisciplinary team and is responsible for the implementation and evaluation of an established Recreation Therapy Program.

As the Recreation Therapy Worker you will be primarily working with geriatric residents and short stay clients. This position assists in getting residents to/from their programs and carries out established leisure/recreation therapy programs. Staff go on outings with the residents and facilitate groups specific to the needs of the residents (i.e. social, physical, spiritual, etc.) including one-to-one programs. The Recreation Therapy Worker also reports relevant observations of resident progress and behavior to the Supervisor/Recreation Therapist and provides suggestions for changes or modifications to the existing programs.

This is a relief full time (1.00 FTE) position that works Monday to Friday day shifts from 08:30 to 16:30. Once hired into a relief role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part time or full time positions. Many opportunities with Interior Health begin with relief positions and lead to regular employment.

https://jobs.interiorhealth.ca/ViewJobPosting/1996044?ReturnUrl=%2fJobSearch%2fs-recreation%2f0-0-0-10-20-false-0-5

Therapeutic Recreation Worker
Vancouver, BC
Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $28.74
________________________________________
Are you creative, social and passionate about bringing joy into the lives of seniors? Do you thrive in a team and also work well independently?
Your formal education includes a certificate, or a diploma in therapeutic recreation, a valid unrestricted class 4 drivers’ license, first aid, serving it right & food safe certificates. Experience in long-term care is an asset
We are looking to hire Recreation Worker to join our Recreation Team. Our speciality is caring for people with dementia.
We are a highly regarded health care provider and pride ourselves in being innovative, creative and unconditionally committed to high quality care. We identify with the Eden philosophy and are pursuing a well-being approach to care.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. This is a full-time position; work hours are Tuesday to Saturday and include some evening shifts.
We are the German-Canadian Care Home, a 132-bed, licensed, publicly funded care home in South Vancouver. We care for seniors with complex care needs. Our Home has been providing compassionate care for over 50 years. We have adopted the Eden approach to care.
If this job speaks to you, we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your resume to rkustner@gcch.ca.

Yaletown House Society is seeking an enthusiastic, highly organized & detailed orientated, and committed Recreation Activity Coordinator.

Yaletown House is a non profit care facility for seniors with complex care needs and is located in Vancouver, BC. We provide quality health care and services to 127 senior residents in a safe, supportive and home like environment. Learn more about us visit www.yaletown.org

Key Job Responsibilities

Plans, implements and evaluates innovative recreation / activity program (s) based on assessed group and one-to-one resident’s needs, interests and skills.
Ensures the recreation / activity programs include activities such as arts and crafts, sports, music, woodworking, cooking, gardening, exercises and sensory stimulation, to meet the resident’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual needs and interests;
Develops goals and objectives for each recreation / activity program and monitors the effectiveness of each program(s).
Determines the recreation / activity program(s) which meet the resident’s needs and ability by reviewing the admission documentation or care plan, interviewing the resident regarding their social/leisure history, and consulting with family and nursing staff; identifies, evaluates, implements, and documents recreation/leisure goals and objectives based on individual interests and abilities.
Creates, implements and evaluates innovative therapeutic programs based on assessed group and one-to-one needs, interests and skills.
Sets up a calendar of events/activity programs and teaches the techniques of related programs; contacts external agencies for program resources.
Monitors, evaluates and documents resident progress within the recreation / activity program(s) and reports observations such as emotional well being and social behavior to nursing staff as required.
Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings and care conferences.
Identifies and makes recommendations regarding community and care home resources that may be of additional interest or need to the resident.
Monitors program expenditures and provides input to the program budget; oversees inventory of equipment, tools and materials and recommends purchases of same to meet the needs of the residents and the programs provided.
Documents and modifies recreational assessments, care plans, program information and resident status/progress as required.
Encourages resident participation in and integration into the outside community, as appropriate.
Operates the Yaletown House bus for resident recreational drives and outings. Assists in embarking and disembarking passengers.
Performs a variety routine inspection/maintenance duties on the bus and equipment such as securing passengers, cleaning, checking belts, lights and tires and maintaining fluid levels; recommends vehicle and/or equipment repairs as required.
Records and maintains continuous quality care statistics to assist in program evaluation and development.
Plans and develops volunteer programs and activities, prepares reports on volunteer activities and maintains related records.
Maintains contact with community groups and volunteer organizations regarding activities and related arrangement requirements.
Recruits, interviews and selects applicants for volunteer positions by reviewing application forms, conducting interviews, performing reference checks, evaluating applicant’s suitability for the program. Schedules volunteer placements.
Supervises designated volunteers by performing duties such as scheduling and co-coordinating work assignments, evaluating volunteers’ performance and determining related training and orientation requirements. Reports all volunteer complaints and/or conflicts to management for investigation.
Provides guidance and support to volunteers by clarifying roles and expectations and providing formal and informal volunteer recognition.
Maintains volunteer program records, volunteer data, and prepares related reports and statistics.
Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications:

Education, Training and Experience

Graduation from a recognized recreational program plus three year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience with geriatric populations, preferred.
Valid class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted).
Completion of a volunteer management course, plus 3 year’s recent experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills & Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Ability to deal with others effectively
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
Ability to supervise
Ability to organize work
Ability to operate equipment
Schedule

Working Days: Sunday to Thursday 8am-4pm

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $30.96 per hour

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Work Location: In person

Come work as a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Combined Medical Surgical Nursing team in Powell River, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

Work in a team based environment and provide therapeutic recreation/leisure interventions to designated clients/residents.
Participate as a member of an integrated collaborative health care team, assessing clients’/residents’ recreation and leisure needs, abilities and interests.
Maintain a variety of records.
Plan and implement therapeutic recreation care plans, evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicate with the client/resident/family and health care team members.
Contribute to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services, and participate in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required.
ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC

On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre – once home to the world’s largest pulp and paper mill – Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you’ve long been waiting for.

Qualifications
Education &

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree 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.
Knowledge & Abilities

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.
Closing Statement
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, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

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
Equity, diversity, 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

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

Come work as a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Tertiary Mental Health – Assess & Treatment team working out of Willow Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

As a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

Work in a team based environment and provide therapeutic recreation/leisure interventions to designated clients/residents.
Participate as a member of an integrated collaborative health care team, assessing clients’/residents’ recreation and leisure needs, abilities and interests.
Maintain a variety of records.
Plan and implement therapeutic recreation care plans, evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicate with the client/resident/family and health care team members.
Contribute to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services, and participate in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required.
ABOUT WILLOW PAVILION (VGH)

Willow Pavilion is a Regional Tertiary Mental Health & Substance Use facility located on the Vancouver General Hospital Campus. It is an advanced practice environment that offers wrap-around services to clients experiencing refractory psychiatric conditions. The interdisciplinary team includes occupational, physical, vocational, and recreation therapists and assistants, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, nurses, rehabilitation workers, doctors, peer support workers and others

Qualifications
Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree 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.
Knowledge & Abilities

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.
Closing Statement
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, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

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
Equity, diversity, 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

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

Come work as a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Psychiatry Team at Richmond Hospital in Richmond, BC. Apply today to join our team!

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

Work in a team based environment and ensure the provision of Recreation Therapy services in designated programs focused on designated clients, and coordinates and participates in quality improvement and risk management initiatives, meetings, research and education.
Provide Recreation Therapy assessments/interventions as required and provides work direction to designated students, staff and volunteers.
Qualifications
Education & Experience

Bachelor or Master’s in Therapeutic Recreation or Leisure Studies from an accredited university.

Two (2) years’ recent, related experience working with the designated population group in the applicable program area/setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Eligible for certification and CTRS credential with National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

Knowledge & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of evidence-based Recreation Therapy practice related to applicable program health issues and treatment.
Comprehensive knowledge of theories and concepts of therapeutic recreation, leisure, social psychology and current trends and practice in designated areas.
Comprehensive knowledge of recreation therapy theory and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
Comprehensive knowledge of organizing therapeutic recreation services including the development of a written plan or operation.
Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Broad knowledge of research process and methodology.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader, and facilitator.
Demonstrated ability to teach clients and co-workers both one-on-one and in groups.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, other health care staff, clients and their families, both one-on-one and in groups.
Demonstrated ability to integrate Recreation Therapy concepts and theories in a variety of settings.
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.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Skill in the use of equipment, and in techniques appropriate to the treatment of clients with a rehabilitation/degenerative disease or disability and/or mental health issue.
Documented involvement as a research investigator and/or published researcher.
Basic computer literacy.
Closing Statement
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, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

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
Equity, diversity, 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Therapist to join the Subacute Medicine team at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Recreation Therapist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

Work in a team based environment and provide therapeutic recreation/leisure interventions to designated clients/residents.
Participate as a member of an integrated collaborative health care team, assessing clients’/residents’ recreation and leisure needs, abilities and interests.
Maintain a variety of records.
Plan and implement therapeutic recreation care plans, evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention, and communicate with the client/resident/family and health care team members.
Contribute to the organization and delivery of Recreation Therapy services, and participate in designated quality assurance initiatives, meetings, research and education, as required.
Qualifications
Education & Experience

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.
Knowledge & Abilities

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.
Closing Statement
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, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

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
Equity, diversity, 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.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2023.

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