Recreation Assistant – Long-Term Care

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Recreation Assistant to join the team at Minoru Residence in Richmond, 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.

Education & Experience

Completion of a recognized Recreation Diploma Program or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Valid Class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted).


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

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



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  • Expiry: 31/08/2021