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Explore a Rewarding Career as a Recreation Therapy Worker in the Southern Interior BC - Join Interior Health!

Multiple Locations Available.

The pay rate for Recreation Therapy Worker is $29.83 per hour. These positions are part of the Facilities Bargaining Association and Hospital Employees Union.

About Us:
Interior Health is inviting passionate and dedicated individuals to embark on a fulfilling career as a Recreation Therapy Worker across our various facilities in the Southern Interior region of British Columbia. As a leading healthcare organization, Interior Health is committed to providing exceptional care and enhancing the well-being of our diverse communities.

Your Role:
As a Recreation Therapy Worker at Interior Health, your role is pivotal in enhancing the lives of our residents through the implementation of engaging and therapeutic recreation programs. Working within a client-centered model and as an integral part of our interdisciplinary team, you contribute significantly to the overall health and happiness of those in our care.

In this dynamic position, your responsibilities include:
• Executing established individual and group leisure/recreation therapy programs, spanning arts, socio-cultural events, crafts, sports, music, cooking, gardening, and exercises.
• Setting up and organizing furnishings and equipment for programs and special events to create a safe and enjoyable environment.
• Actively participating with clients during outings, ensuring their comfort and well-being.
• Providing guidance and imparting techniques related to the programs to residents, fostering their participation and enjoyment.
• Collaborating effectively with nursing staff, supervisors, and therapists to report and promptly address any changes or issues, maintaining a seamless and supportive care environment.

• Comprehensive employer-paid benefits package
• Access to employer-paid training/education opportunities
• Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Employer-paid vacation
• Job stability and collaborative team environment
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

We have permanent, relief and casual opportunities available.

Our facilities are situated across the Southern Interior region, offering a variety of settings and communities. From vibrant urban areas to serene rural towns, you'll find a diverse range of opportunities that align with your preferences and lifestyle.

Join Our Team:
If you are a dynamic and compassionate individual ready to make a positive impact, Interior Health welcomes you to join our team. We foster a supportive work environment that values the contributions of each team member, providing room to grow and opportunities for career advancement.

Apply Today:
Embark on a rewarding career journey with Interior Health! If you are passionate about enhancing the quality of life for others and want to contribute to a positive and collaborative healthcare environment, we encourage you to apply today.


The qualifications for Recreation Therapy Workers:
• Grade 12
• Completion of a recognized recreation course(s) plus two year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

* For "Recreation Therapy Worker | Bus Driver positions", a Class 4 Driver's License is required.


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

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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