Recreation Assistant, Residential Care- Chenchenstway- Burnaby in Burnaby, British Columbia

Fraser Health Authority

The salary range for this position is CAD $28.74 – $28.74 / hour

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.

Our team of nearly 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more.

We are currently looking to fill a Casual opportunity for a Recreation Assistant at Chenchenstway Long Term Care located in Burnaby, BC.

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Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.

Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions.

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.

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In accordance with Residential Care, Assisted Living and Specialized Populations (RCAL & SP) program’s vision, mission and values, the Recreation Assistant, Residential Care carries out established recreational/leisure activity based programs to embed recreation/leisure in the lives of residents to facilitate quality of life experiences and to create the ambiance of a home-like setting.

  • Carries out resident recreational/leisure programs such as arts and crafts, sports, music woodworking, cooking, horticulture, cultural events, and community outings as directed; sets up and organizes furnishings and equipment for activity projects, teaches the techniques of related activities to residents; oversees the residents activities and reports problems and/or changes to the Recreation Coordinator, Recreation Therapist or designate.

  • Carries out resident recreational/leisure activity programs outside the facility; checks that residents have appropriate clothing and necessary equipment for the activity; confirms details of proposed activity with nursing staff/medical staff; coordinates the movement of residents during the activity and teaches the techniques or related activities.

  • Provides direction to volunteers during recreational/leisure programs and demonstrates related techniques as required.

  • Maintains inventory of equipment, tools and materials and reports malfunctioning equipment and supply needs to the Recreation Coordinator/therapist/designate. .

  • Follows established process to fund enhanced recreational/leisure programs and completes documentation relating to the use of resident monies.

  • Organizes and maintains program activity areas.

  • Provides input and feedback with respect to program recreation/leisure activities at regular planning meetings, such as resident participation in activities.

  • Accompanies residents and/or transports one or more passengers by operating a vehicle and/or bus, as required.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Grade 12, completion of recognized recreational courses plus two years’ recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Food Safe Certificate. Current certification in Basic First Aid & CPR Level C.

Valid class 4 vehicle license (unrestricted), as required.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to deal effectively with others.

  • Ability to teach.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

Job ID: 2023-56871

Post End Date: 9/21/2023

FTE: 0.00

Scheduled Start & Stop Times (24 hour clock): 0900-1700 & 1200-2000

Days Off: Rotating

Program/Service (Choose one of the approved options listed above): Long-Term Care & Assisted Living – Convalescent Care Unit

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