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Recreation Therapy Worker

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Join Our Vibrant Team at Cottonwoods in Kelowna, BC!

Are you passionate about enhancing the quality of life for seniors and short-stay clients? Cottonwoods, a remarkable facility nestled on 11 acres in Kelowna, BC, is actively seeking enthusiastic team members to join our esteemed Recreation Therapy Department.

About Us:
Cottonwoods is not just a facility; it's a community dedicated to a resident-centered philosophy. Spread across a one-story building with 153 residential, 60 short-stay, and 2 respite beds, we are committed to supporting residents' choices, optimizing functionality, and ensuring the highest quality of life. Join us in creating an environment that values individual preferences and fosters a sense of well-being.

Why Choose Cottonwoods:
• Inclusive Community: Become part of a close-knit community where every team member plays a crucial role in creating a positive living experience.
• State-of-the-Art Facility: Work in a modern, purpose-built facility set on 11 acres, offering a serene and welcoming environment for both residents and staff.
• Resident-Centered Approach: Embrace a client-centered model that values individual preferences, promoting autonomy and dignity.

How You Can Make a Difference:
As a Recreation Therapy Worker, you'll be an integral part of our interdisciplinary team, responsible for implementing our established Recreation Therapy Program. Your primary focus will be on geriatric residents and short-stay clients, assisting them to/from programs, organizing engaging leisure/recreation therapy activities, facilitating tailored group sessions, and providing one-to-one programs. Your keen observations of resident progress and behavior will contribute to the continuous improvement of our programs.

Casual Employment with Growth Opportunities:
Enjoy the flexibility of day shifts, with work requirements varying between Zero and 37.5 hours per week. Embrace the potential for career growth, as casual roles can lead to internal postings for permanent part-time or full-time positions. Cottonwoods is part of Interior Health, offering a plethora of opportunities that often begin with casual on-call positions and lead to fulfilling, regular employment.

Apply Today:
Join our exceptional team at Cottonwoods and be a part of a workplace that values compassion, collaboration, and the well-being of our residents. Apply today to embark on a fulfilling career where you can make a meaningful impact every day!


• 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


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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