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ACTIVITY WORKER

Position Summary

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Follow the path to an exciting career in long-term care. Help create a home environment for our seniors at Acropolis Manor.

Positions at this level function under the general supervision of a senior position such as an Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, D.O.N., Site Manager or Activity Program Director. These positions assist in providing a balanced program of purposeful services and activities to meet client’s activation, life skills, recreational and social needs which will encourage clients to maintain optimum levels of involvement and independence.

New Wage: As of April 1, 2024, the new wage is: $29.83/hour

Acropolis Manor is composed of three units East Pod, North Pod and West Pod. All Pods are located on the main floor. There are 56 beds including three respite beds plus five short stay beds. Acropolis Manor is attached to Prince Rupert Regional Hospital through a covered link on one end. Downtown is minutes away and residents can access Handi-Dart and taxi services as needed. The Recreation Therapist who develops therapeutic and leisure interventions that are tailored to support the mental, physical, social and spiritual well-being of the residents who live at Acropolis Manor establish recreation opportunities.

Prince Rupert is a coastal port city with a population of 12,220 (2021). It is nestled into a mountain and surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest. See rare wildlife, explore our rugged landscapes, and experience world-class fishing adventures you won’t find anywhere else. Check out more on Prince Rupert, known as the halibut capital of the world.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support is available for moving expenses for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

Qualifications

• Grade 12.
• Successful completion of recognized recreational program plus two (2) years of recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
• Physical ability to carry out duties of position.
• Ability to organise work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Ability to teach.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

Comments

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Competition #:

05513278

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

HEU

Facility:

ACROPOLIS MANOR

Location:

Prince Rupert, BC

Department:

ACM RECREATIONAL THERAPY

Reports To:

RECREATION MANAGER

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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