Recreation Programmer

City Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows
Job ID 2022-20564
General and Clinical Support - Allied Health Support
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Long Term Care (LTC)
Salary at Time of Posting
$30.96 - $30.96 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $30.96 - $30.96 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health continues to be recognized as one of BC's Top Employers, are you someone who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others?


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 Recreation Programmers to join our Day Programs team at Creekside – Ridge Meadows Hospital located in Maple Ridge, BC.


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

Under the direction of the Recreation Therapist or designate, plans, develops, implements and evaluates therapeutic recreation and social programs to meet the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, intellectual and spiritual needs of the clients for the designated program.


  1. Plans, implements and evaluates a therapeutic recreation program involving individual and group activities such as arts and crafts, sports, music, mental aerobics, woodworking, cooking, gardening and exercises to meet the client's social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs and interests.

  2. Prepares a calendar of events and instructs participants in the techniques and any required adaptations of related activities to meet the needs of the resident.

  3. Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of Recreation therapy and social programs and recommends program changes; conducts comprehensive therapeutic recreational and social needs assessments; consults with family and nursing/medical staff to determine the activities based on client's needs.

  4. Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and provides verbal and written progress reports on the emotional well-being and social behaviour of clients to the Recreation Therapist and nursing/medical staff; identifies and recommends community and facility resources that may be of additional interest or need of the client.

  5. Schedules work assignments and provides direction to designated volunteers during activity programs including demonstrating relevant techniques; determines volunteer resources required and participates in the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers.

  6. Maintains a safe environment for clients, families, volunteers and staff by following established emergency and safety practices and procedures; identifies problems related to client safety and care standards and informs the Recreation Therapist or designate.

  7. Coordinates inventory of equipment, tools and materials and makes purchase recommendations.

  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduation from a recognized recreational program plus one (1) year recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

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

  • Ability to deal with others effectively.

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

  • Ability to supervise.

  • Ability to organize work.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.


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