Recreation Therapist/Manager – Contract (mat leave) position- 12 months

Are you interested in joining a team where we create joy in life and aging….by caring, connecting and celebrating? If so, we are excited to hear from you!
Creekstone Care Centre is a modern long term care home, purpose-built for 180 seniors and conveniently located right by Second Narrows Bridge on Oxford Street in North Vancouver. Creekstone is family-owned and a sister-site to care homes in Kamloops, Richmond and soon Sechelt.
We are seeking a Recreation Manager (RM) for a maternity leave replacement and to passionately contribute to the delivery of quality of life programs to Residents by focusing on creating joy through connections, engagement and feeling valued. The Recreation Manager:
Promotes a culture of Person and Family-Centred Care (PFCC) by seeking a high level of input and engagement in the recreation programs design, implementation and review, through social assessment, Care Conferences and Resident/Family Council.
Develops, implements and evaluates a wide variety of recreation and ambulation programs for all Residents. Documents behavioral and functional observations.
Develops individualized therapeutic recreation plans 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 team, 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.
Foster a stimulating home-like environment through caring, connecting and celebrating.
Oversees the Volunteer Program by working closely with the Volunteer and Community Coordinator. Ensures the recruitment, selection, work assignment, direction and recognition of designated Volunteers is carried out in accordance with established policies.
As the ideal candidate you:
Promote a safe and healthy workplace by demonstrating team leadership, professionalism, kindness and respect.
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.
As the successful candidate, you are aligned with our values, are passionate about recreation, enjoy the chance to multi-skill and have exceptional communication skills. In addition, your interests, skills and education include:
Graduation from a recognized diploma/degree program in Recreational Therapy;
Two years’ recent, related experience in Long Term Care and experience working with individuals with dementia;
Experience with managing people would be an asset;
Registered, member in good standing, with the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA);
Intermediate level computer competencies (Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel);
Familiar with Point Click Care and Activity Pro software an asset;
Current valid BC Driver’s License;
CPR & First Aid and Food Safe Certification;
Maintain professional liability insurance (as contractor);
GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approach) training is an asset.
At Creekstone 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.
We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Trellis at Creekstone and will contact successful applicants at the end of the application period to explore fit with this excellent opportunity.


  • Name: Nemelia Winckler
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  • Expiry: 28/01/2023