Careers That Make Life Better

For over 40 years, ARBI’s team has been dedicated to making life better for individuals with brain injuries and their families. We believe that every client and every family deserves to have hope for the future. ARBI team members share this belief and are vital to helping brain injury and stroke survivors regain their independence and live fulfilling lives.

If you are looking for a rewarding career, passionate about helping people, and motivated to make a difference, we encourage you to apply and join the ARBI team.

  • Comprehensive health and dental coverage
  • Paid vacation starting at three weeks
  • Group RRSP matching program
  • Positive, supportive work environment
  • Research/pilot project opportunities
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexibility

If you are interested in future opportunities, please submit your CV to:

Community Rehabilitation Assistant – Casual

We are looking for a highly motivated, caring, and skilled individual to provide support for adults with acquired brain injury to participate in therapeutic recreational activities in a community-based rehabilitation program and clinical setting.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • As a team member of the Community Integration Program (CIP), facilitate recreation therapy programming in a group and one-to-one setting
  • Provide support for adults with acquired brain injury to participate in leisure activities at ARBI and in the community
  • Provide ongoing supervision and support for clients and volunteers
  • Work closely with a client-centered, multi-disciplinary team under the direction of a Recreation Therapist
  • Communicate closely with families/guardians and residential staff regarding client-related needs and/or concerns
  • Administrative duties that support the Community Integration Program
  • Occasional coverage for rehabilitation programs as required
Qualifications & Experience
  • Therapeutic Recreation or Therapy Assistant diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution is strongly preferred (consideration may be given to applications with equivalent education and/or experience)
  • Experience in a rehabilitation environment and/or with the brain injury population
  • Emergency First Aid or CPR
  • A vehicle is required and a valid Class 5 Driver’s License

Please submit your application to Geri Turner, Director, Community and Wellness Programs:

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

Recreation Therapist, CIP Leader – Full Time

We are seeking a motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and 2+ years’ of neurorehabilitation and supervisory experience to work as part of our dynamic multi-disciplinary team at a unique community-based rehabilitation program for adults with moderate to severe acquired brain injury and stroke.

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Facilitate client assessment to ensure meaningful and appropriate placement in programming
  • Ensure safe and effective delivery of the Community Integration Program (CIP), including one-to-one and group sessions on-site or in the community
  • Provide supervision and leadership to the Community Rehab Assistants (CRAs), including coverage for absences
  • Develop and interpret client surveys to inform program delivery
  • Assist with the development and evaluation of recreation programs, including partnerships with community organizations
  • Administer fee-for-service CIP programming
  • Engage in multidisciplinary treatment planning to determine appropriate recreation/leisure activities
  • Effectively communicate with on-site and CIP clients and families to address client needs
  • Collaborate with the volunteer coordinator to ensure appropriate training and supervision of volunteers and/or students engaged in CIP programming
  • Engage in ongoing continuing education, and support student placements
  • Plan and facilitate Community Social Events; requires occasional evening shift.
  • Support with the maintenance of accreditation standards
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Directors(s)
Qualifications & Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or diploma in Recreation Therapy, Leisure Studies, or related health profession
  • Active registration with Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
  • CTRS preferred
  • 2+ years of neuro-rehab experience
  • 1+ year(s) supervisory experience
  • Valid CPR/Emergency First Aid
  • Valid class 5 operator’s license and reliable vehicle

Please submit your application to Geri Turner, Director, Community & Wellness Programs:

Application Deadline: May 26, 2023

Volunteer Board Member

ARBI is looking for dedicated and passionate board members to join our team to help make a difference. We are currently recruiting for diverse leaders with expertise in any of the following areas:

Community Engagement and Development

ARBI seeks an individual with experience and expertise in community engagement and development in order to better understand the needs of the client groups reflecting the diversity of the population we serve. The candidate should be passionate about the mission and vision of our organization.


ARBI seeks a medical professional with experience in, and connection to, the neuroscience community. We seek a board leader to help cultivate the board’s leadership role in the rehabilitation of survivors of moderate to severe brain injury.

Strategic Planning

ARBI seeks an individual who has experience and expertise in developing and implementing strategic plans.

Business Expertise

ARBI seeks a well-connected business leader who is passionate about cultivating relationships with local and provincial decision-makers who are in a position to positively impact ARBI’s work.

Job Description

ARBI’s Board of Directors comprises leaders from the non-profit and for-profit sectors who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Serving on ARBI’s Board of Directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about strengthening leadership and governance in the non-profit sector and contributing to positive outcomes for brain injury survivors.

The board will support the work of ARBI and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by ARBI’s Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the board is both critical and expected.

It is important that the board members align with our values: Quality of Life, Dignity & Respect, Hope, Diversity, Advocacy, Integrity and Teamwork.

Specific board member responsibilities include: leadership, governance and oversight.

Board members have a strong commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.  They provide guidance and support to staff and volunteers in implementing programs, initiatives, and activities that promote diversity and inclusivity and improve our organization’s impact. Ensure that our organization’s policies, practices, and programs are aligned with our commitment.

They assist to identify and cultivate partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, individuals, and groups that share our mission.

The board members serve as trusted advisors and are expected to:

  • Keep information confidential where required.
  • Have the financial acumen to read and understand the organization’s financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities. Aligning to the overall strategy and working to define and guide the goals is imperative. Reviewing the outcomes, results and metrics to continually evaluate effectiveness assists in determining the next course of action.
  • Serve on one or more committees of the board and actively participate in committee work.
  • Play an active role in securing the financial resources necessary for ARBI to achieve its mission. Board members are expected to leverage personal relationships and connections to help the development committee and staff identify and solicit potential funders.
  • Responsibly represent ARBI to their respective communities and advocate for ARBI’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.
  • Read board materials in advance of board meetings and come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.
Time Commitment
  • Monthly board meetings (at least six per year) and committee meetings as required.
  • Attendance at organization events and activities.
  • Time commitment of approximately 8 hours per month.
  • Board terms last for two years and board members can serve for up to three consecutive terms.
Benefits to the Candidate
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact in our local community.
  • Opportunities for professional development and networking.
  • Gain valuable experience serving on a non-profit board and contributing to the organizational strategy.
  • Opportunities to build relationships and collaborate with like-minded, passionate and caring individuals who share our mission.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector with previous experience as a Board Member of a not-for-profit organization. Formal board training would be an asset.
  • Passion for our mission and a desire to make a positive impact.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively with others and contribute to a positive team environment.
  • Knowledge of non-profit financial acumen, governance and best practices.
  • Experience in fundraising and community outreach are preferred assets.
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus is helpful.

Download Board of Directors Application Form

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to make a difference, please send your resume and completed application form to

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023

We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. We look forward to hearing from you!