Acrivities Coordinator Woodley Grange Care Home - RomseyPart time 20hrs per week11AM - 4PMJob SummaryTo be responsible to deliver activities for our residents, as these are central to our care home’s philosophy of care.You will be tasked with planning, organising and participating in a varied programme of activities and social interactions within the care home, and on occasions, this may involve outdoor trips. Your role will be to encourage social involvement with the community and promote fund raising events for local charities.As Activities Coordinator, your role will also be to help in the general care, hands on resident assistance and activities/tasks within the home.
Whilst this role does involve some administration work, you will spend most of your time actively participating in activities.Main Duties and Responsibilities Residents /Care
The provision of a planned, organised & varied programme of activities and social interactions within the home.To organise a range of activities that could be safely undertaken outside the home.
This should include at least a couple of trips per annum.Encourage involvement with the community e.g.
Schools, Women’s Institute, Alzheimer’s Society, Round Table etc.To assist residents with all their mental, spiritual and social care needs, in liaison with the Head of Care, Care Team Managers and the Care Plans.To use the Care Plans and discussions with residents to organise activities that fit with their individual preferences and life history.Ensure that appropriate fund raising events are arranged to raise funds for local charities, as chosen by the residents, e.g.
raffles, fetes, coffee mornings, sponsored activities.Regularly look for ways to promote the home through the activities function, demonstrating the value of activities as a marketing tool.To write to social workers at least quarterly per resident to update them on their life in the home including pictures.To maintain a newsletter which should be at least one page long and distributed on a monthly basis.The writing of daily activity records in the care plans as appropriate, which should be completed on admission and evaluated at least monthly.To provide a non-institutional lifestyle for the residents and to initiate and participate in all activities planned.To self-learn and identify training courses that could further enhance your skills as an activities co-ordinator and to keep in touch with organisations such as National Association for Provider of Activities for older persons (NAPA) to get ideas. To manage the budget and submit details of that budget to the Directors on a monthly basis.To report any illnesses or significant changes, in any resident, or other concerns to the Head of Care or Care Team Manager as soon as possible.To assist with the personal needs of any resident as may become necessary.
To arrive at work in sufficient time to be on duty at the specified time.To participate in supervision with a designated Care Team Manager/HOC/Manager six times a year.To accept allocated responsibilities.To participate in the Induction of staff and in staff meetingsTo promote team working.To encourage and develop other staff in their endeavours to provide activities.To participate in determining own workloads in such a way that the team ‘mapping’ exercise promotes individualised care.To have respect for all staff in the home.
Health & Safety
To ensure all records are legible, correct and timelyTo make safe any hazard immediately after identification and then report to the Care Team Manager.
To ensure implementation of all Policies and Procedures throughout the home.To greet all visitors in a courteous and friendly mannerTo manage the entertainment schedule and budget and deliver monthly reports on expenditure to the Manager.To attend all meetings and training as required.To promote the marketing of the home by demonstrating the value of activities.To bring all maintenance needs to the attention of management.To perform any other duties as may be requested.
Person SpecificationQualifications and Experience
Previous experience working in a similar role is advantageousGeneral IT skills and knowledge of using Microsoft Office, in particular, Word and ExcelGood numeracy skills and understanding of budgetsFirst Aid Course or willing to learn
Experience in an elderly care environment preferred but not essentialExperience working with people living with Dementia preferred but not essential
Personal Attributes and Skills
Excellent communication skillsAbility to work well as part of a dedicated teamFriendly and enthusiastic character who can build rapport with our residentsCaring and positive attitude and genuine desire to develop a career in this field
If you require any further Information on this position, please call Alison on 0330 335 8997