Recreation Therapist - Cottage/Worthington Pavilions

City Abbotsford
Job ID 2023-45576
Health Science Professionals (Allied Health) - Recreation Therapy
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Specialized Populations
Salary at Time of Posting
$36.78 - $45.93 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $36.78 - $45.93 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities.


Our team of 45,000 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. Learn more.


We currently have exciting opportunities for Casual – Recreation Therapists to join our team at Cottage/Worthington Pavilions located in Abbotsford, B.C. We hire great people for outstanding jobs and need your help to expand the ability to deliver prompt and professional service.


Come work with us!


Fraser Health is proudly recognized as a BC Top Employer. Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (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 there are no exceptions.


Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.


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Detailed Overview

Under the direction of the Manager, Clinical Services, the Recreation Therapist is responsible for the development, administration and evaluation of recreation and social programs to meet the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual needs of the clients in the Extended Care Unit, Discharge Planning Unit and Adult Day Care programs.  This position also supervises recreation programmers.


  1. Utilizing the philosophy and vision of the facility to plan, promote, organize, implement, and evaluate a wide range of recreation and social programs designed to meet the needs of the clients.
  2. Conducts leisure assessments for new clients and reassesses appropriate programs.
  3. Organizes and directs programs ensuring space requirements, supply requirements and program staffing requirements.  Heads programs as appropriate.
  4. Provides direction to recreation programmers, students and volunteers.
  5. Maintains and orders recreation suppplies for approval by the Department Manager.
  6. Participates in committee work as required.
  7. Assists with staff/family/volunteer and client education as required.
  8. Assists the program manager in the hiring and evaluation of staff.  Also responsible for the superviison of recreation programmers.
  9. Provides feedback to the Coordinator of Resident Support Services on the performance of volunteers.
  10. Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy. Three years' related experience in Geriatrics. Eligible for membership in the B.C. Therapeutic Recreation Association. Current standard First Aide and CPR Basic Rescuer Certificate.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to supervise.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English.
  • Must be physically fit to perform the role.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to plan programs.
  • Superior leadership skills and ability for critical analysis.


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