Job Posting 101895

Recreation Activity Worker
Chown Adult Day Centre
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
594 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T2R5
closes in 8 days (Wed, 31 Jul)
full time  •  $27.92 - $29.60

Job Title: Activity Worker  

Job Type: Full Time

Reports To: Executive Director

Wage: $27.92 - $29.60

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30AM – 4:00PM

Start Date: As soon as possible

Benefits: Extended Health Care, Wellness Program, Pension Plan

Union: Hospital Employees’ Union – Community Subsector Association

Classification: Activity Worker (81002) - Grid Level 21


Chown Adult Day Centre provides in-person therapeutic exercise and recreation activities designed to improve the health and well-being of seniors who are living with chronic physical, mental or emotional challenges. We strive to meet the needs and interests of seniors and at the same time provide support, respite and education to their informal care givers at two sites in the East Vancouver. As such, we play a key role in allowing our participants to remain living in the community as long as possible by providing social connections and purposeful activities in a safe and welcoming environment.


The Activity worker implements and participates in activation, life skills, recreation and/or social activities designed to meet the needs of seniors, providing demonstration as required.  Assists the Program Coordinator in development, implementation and evaluation activation, life skills, recreation, and social activities.



  • Implements and participates in activation life skills, recreation, and social activities designed to meet the needs of seniors, providing demonstrations as required. Adapts and modifies activities as needed.
  • Participates in the development of activities by providing program input to the Program Coordinator.
  • Assists seniors with activities of daily living as required, such as grooming and toileting. Encourages seniors to perform activities of daily living and to assist with housekeeping duties.
  • Utilize the services of the students and volunteers by involving them in activities or instructing them where their assistance may be required while in program.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the storage and activity area.
  • Assist with the serving of appropriate snacks, beverages and meals with the accepted safety standards for food services.
  • Observes seniors and their environments, reports unsafe conditions and behavioral, physical, and cognitive changes. Promotes participation in activities and provides feedback regarding the performance and progress of seniors to nurse and care planning sessions.
  • Assists in completion and maintains related records and documentation such as statistics, progress reports, activity plans, care plans and activity profiles.
  • Accompany seniors on outings as required
  • Assists in the preparation of the activity calendar and submits a suitable contribution to the monthly newsletter.
  • Attend staff meetings, in-service sessions and staff development as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Grade 12
  • Completion of Recreation Therapy or Gerontology Diploma
  • Certificates in CPR and First Aid
  • Certificate for Food Safe
  • Recent, related experience of one year
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to assist with the development, organization, coordination, delivery and evaluation of individual and group activities
  • Knowledge of, and ability to do, various arts and crafts, handicrafts, and sports activities
  • Knowledge of adult learning techniques
  • Ability to organize and prioritize
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others

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