Activity Worker II - Heritage Village - Chilliwack

City Chilliwack
Job ID 2023-37567
General and Clinical Support - Nursing Support
Posting Date
5 months ago(1/17/2023 2:42 PM)
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Saturday, Statutory, Sunday
Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Specialized Populations
Salary at Time of Posting
$28.74 - $28.74 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Are you someone who has a real passion for activity programs? Are you looking to showcase your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? If you've answered yes then keep reading.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.8 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our team of nearly 40,000 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.


As of May 15, 2020 in order to mitigate the risk of the transmission of Covid 19 among persons in our care, patients, residents and also staff in our long term care facilities, an order under the Public Health Act was enacted to limit movement of staff between long term care facilities. While this order is in place staff will be limited to employment in only one (1) long term care facility. This vacancy is located at a long term care facility and will be pursuant to this order.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your skills, knowledge and expertise as a dedicated Activity Worker at Heritage Village located in Chilliwack, BC.


Build on your education & career experience as you:

  • Carry out established activity programs to support the needs of clients.
  • Organize leisure activities as outlined in the care plan.
  • Support clients to acquire, develop & enhance recreational skills.

To join our team you have:

  • Graduation from Grade 12
  • Completion of recognized recreational courses with two years of experience
  • Completion of Food Safe level 1
  • Valid class 4 driver's licence

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience is acceptable.

Please read the full job description to see how this opportunity matches your skills.


Valued Benefits:

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of providers in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.


We believe in your work with our dedicated team, come join in our commitment to provide quality care to our patients and clients. Our purpose - To improve the health of the population and the quality of life of the people we serve.

Our dedication:

  • To be passionate in pursuit of quality and safe health care.
  • To inspire individual and collective contribution.
  • To be focused on outcomes, open to evidence, new ideas and innovation.
  • To embrace new partners as team members and collaborators.
  • To be accountable.

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Health Services, 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 equiment.  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 driver's licence.

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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