Recreation Therapist talking to staff member

Recreation Therapists at VCH improve health and wellness using recreation to meet physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social needs. Recreation therapists help clients with challenging health conditions to bring about health restoration and have the potential to enhance health or produce high-level wellness.

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Where you may work

Recreation Therapists work within a variety of health care areas in both urban settings and smaller communities, including:

  • Long-term care
  • Community and tertiary mental health
  • Acute
  • Rehab

Why join Vancouver Coastal Health?

  • Supportive, world-class team who delivers exceptional care to all
  • Career growth with access to education reimbursements and paid educational leave
  • Competitive salaries and strong premiums and allowances
  • Comprehensive health benefits, work-life balance and wellness support
  • Multi-disciplinary team team-based care
  • Full range of lifestyle and career opportunities, in diverse health care settings

Hear from members of the recreation therapy team

Long-term care recreational therapy
Katie Arsenault and Jozen Diguangco, RecT

Meet the team

“We practice in a culturally inclusive way to make sure we are incorporating culturally diverse recreation for patients. These values highlight the importance of evaluating our programs and one-to-one sessions with clients, and determining how our interventions can be more intentional and effective.”

Katie Arsenault and Jozen Diguangco, Recreation Therapists at Richmond Hospital

Meet Katie and Jozen

How to apply

How to apply as an external applicant

How to apply as an internal applicant

How to apply as an out-of-province or international applicant