Recreation Assistant - Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Children's Hospital
Vancouver, BC
Recreation Assistant

Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Children's Hospital Vancouver, $25.98 per hour

What you’ll do

Carry out individual or group activity programs such as arts and crafts, cooking, music, sports, games, gardening, socio-cultural events, both inside and outside the facility in consultation with the Recreation Therapist, by methods such as organizing necessary supplies and equipment, setting up the environment where the activity is to be held, portering patients to and from the program, conducting the program, putting supplies and equipment away after the program.
Carry out activity programs by methods such as overseeing/accompanying the patients, demonstrating/teaching the techniques of recreation activities, encouraging participation by all patients, providing personal care support to patients, such as feeding and assisting with toileting needs, during outings if required.
Monitor and evaluate patient’s progress through activity programs and reports relevant observations such as emotional well-being and social behaviors by methods such as communicating concerns and/or changes of patient’s condition to the Recreation, Aquatic, and Music Therapist(s), and other health care professionals, as appropriate; provide suggestions for change or modifications to existing programs.
Set up and organize furnishings and equipment for activity programs by methods such as arranging rooms, providing direction to volunteers, and obtaining appropriate equipment for the activity.
What you bring

Grade 12
Completion of a Recreation Therapy Program
Two (2) years' recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted) as required per vehicle(s).
What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Regular Full-Time
Wage:$25.98 per hour
Location: 3644 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
Hours of Work: Tuesday-Friday 1200-2000hrs; Saturday 0900-1700hrs
Reference #88213

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH), part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.

(PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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