Activity Worker II

City Burnaby
Job ID 2022-11009
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Posting Date
2 months ago(4/25/2022 11:00 AM)
Employment Type
Relief Part Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0900-1700 & 1300-1700
Long Term Care

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We are currently looking for a Relief Part Time Activity Worker II to join our Fellburn Care Centre Therapeutic Recreation team located in Burnaby, B.C. We hire great people for excellent jobs and need your help to carry out established resident activity programs in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Fraser Health. This Relief Part Time position is available until February 17, 2023 or return of incumbent.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 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. 


This vacancy is subject to the requirements of the Facility Staff Assignment Order (the “SSO”) issued by the Fraser Health’s Medical Health Officer further to the Order issued by the Provincial Health Officer on April 10, 2020 (amended April 15, 2020) (the “PHO Order”). While these Orders are in effect the successful applicant to this vacancy will be limited to working in only one (1) private long-term care hospital, licensed long-term care facility, registered assisted living facility, stand-alone extended care hospital or provincial mental health facility (the “Facilities”).


Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (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 individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Operations, the Activity Worker II carries out established resident activity programs in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Fraser Health.


  1. Carries out established resident activity programs such as arts and crafts, sports, woodworking, cooking, gardening and exercises. 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 Therapist.
  2. Arranges outings by contacting appropriate groups such as theatres, sports organizations, colleges, schools, community clubs and recreational centres.  Obtains tickets and ensures accessiblity of venues. Carries out resident activity programs outside the facility, ensuring that residents have appropriate clothing and necessary equipment.  Coordinates the movements of residents during the activity and teaches the techniques of related activities.
  3. Provides direction to volunteers during activity programs and demonstrates related techniques as required.
  4. Transports residents by operating the wheelchair van.  Conducts pre-trip check of van, loads and secures wheelchairs, drives the van, arranges for gas fill-ups and reports problems as appropriate.  Arranges for additional community transportation for events and outings such as shopping trips or other requested places.
  5. Prepares and maintains bulletin boards, flip charts and other material  advertising the activities available to residents.
  6. Purchases the necessary supplies for activities in consultation with the Recreation Therapist.  Maintains inventory of equipment, tools and material. Reports problems to the Recreation Therapist or Plant Services.
  7. Informs contracted housekeeping of monthly set up requirements, monitors same and records problems using reporting system and/or speaks to the Recreation Therapist or Manager.
  8. Maintains work areas in clean condition and stores all equipment and supplies appropriately.
  9. 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. Successful completion of Food Safe Level 1.

Valid class IV drivers license.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


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