Day Program Recreation Worker

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2022-15663
General and Clinical Support - Nursing Support
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Day Program for Older Adults
Salary at Time of Posting
$28.74 - $28.74 / hour

Salary range

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

Why Fraser Health?

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.


We have an exciting Casual opportunity for a Day Program Recreational Worker to join our Day Program for Older Adults team at NetCARE located in Chilliwack, B.C.


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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Come work with dedicated health care providers who are enthusiastic and committed to provide quality healthcare to our clients/patients/residents. We invite you to find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health as an excellent place to work. Work hard and have fun while you do it.


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Detailed Overview

Performs and carries out a variety of social and recreational activities for assigned clients under the general direction of a Registered Nurse and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; delivers established programs and performs basic nursing procedures such as bathing, toileting and personal care.


  1. Carries out a variety of individual and group activities such as mental aerobics, music, cooking and special events; stimulates former interests of clients through discussion groups, speakers and magazines; teaches new skills of daily living including safety in the home.

  2. Reports activities of daily living (ADL) to the Nurse by observing clients during activities; reports observations of client's behaviour and progress to the Nurse; communicates concerns and/or client difficulties to the Nurse.

  3. Assists clients with ADL's such as bathing, dressing, hygiene, eating, toileting and ambulation; demonstrates the appropriate use of equipment such as mechanical lifts, wheelchair and walkers; assists clients with their belongings upon arrival and departure from the program.

  4. Assists clients with meal selection, meal set up and feeding; collects lunch trolley from the kitchen or designated area and serves lunch to the clients; returns meal trays to the designated area.

  5. Performs nursing procedures such as taking temperature, pulse, respiration and weight; obtains urine and stool samples as required.

  6. Assists with established activity programs such as exercise routines, walking exercises, passive/active range of motion, social activities, cognitive stimulating activities, active physical activities and other ADL's as directed; assists the Nurse in identifying, planning and scheduling established activity programs.

  7. Participates and contributes to weekly interdisciplinary team meetings by providing input into client activities; participates and provides input to quality improvement initiatives and in-services.

  8. Transports clients to and from an assigned area utilizing mechanical aides such as wheelchairs and patient lifts; arranges for on-site entertainment and books necessary equipment and rooms; accompanies client on leisure trips as required.

  9. Assists with client orientation of the Adult Day Program through client introductions, facility tours and reviews of daily recreational activities; provides direction to volunteers to the Adult Day Program, as required.

  10. Sets up furnishings and equipment for activities to ensure a safe and tidy working environment; maintains activity bulletin board to ensure information on client recreation activities is current.

  11. Performs clerical duties such as answering the phone, ordering supplies, recording daily statistics, completing incident reports and other related activities, as required.

  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12, plus graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant program, completion of recognized recreation courses and one (1) year recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current Food Safe I certificate.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to deal with others effectively.

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

  • Ability to teach.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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