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Activities Co-ordinator

Salary: £7.83 - £9.00 per hour
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Apply Job type: Activities Coordinator
Hours / Duration: 37.5 hrs per week

St Pauls Care Centre is an 88 bedded Care Centre caring for elderly residents with a variety of nursing needs, including nursing care, dementia care, respite care, continuing care and palliative care. St Pauls was built in 2009 and is equipped to offer residents the complete care package. The home has also been designed according to dementia care best practice; a central circular corridor provides a continuous path around a secure sensory garden.

If you are compassionate and caring, if you’re not afraid of hard work, and if you enjoy making a difference to people’s quality of life, you might just be the person we’re looking for.

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Activities Co-ordinator, 37.5 hours per week, from 8am till 4pm, (with some occasional weekends when there are events taking place in the home), who will work as an integral part of the care team, participating in the planning and delivering of our residents’ activities through the provision of a stimulating environment in which emotional, social, physical, psychological and intellectual needs of individual residents are met. The Activities Co-ordinator must provide a wide enough choice of activities for the residents to ensure their safety, well-being and dignity at all times. The successful candidate must have previous activities experience in a care home environment and good IT skills.

WHAT’S ON OFFER:

At Westgate, we know our success depends not just on the happiness of our residents, but the happiness of our teams. That means two things: making work a positive, enjoyable place, and encouraging big ideas and ambition. We’ll listen to your ideas, celebrate your achievements, and keep you in the loop. We’ll build your confidence, identify your strengths and back you if you want to aim high.

Of course, the work can be challenging, both physically and emotionally. But as well as the personal relationships you’ll develop with our team and our residents, we offer a supportive working environment, training towards recognised industry qualifications, and a competitive salary and benefits package.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE (BUT ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE TO): 

  • Identify residents activity needs and wishes through research, assessment and observation and producing a varied programme based on these findings
  • Explore the most appropriate methods and resources for meeting activity needs, including group events, individual sessions, involving internal and external sources and involving community based resources.
  • Organise theme and fund-raising events as required, based on local holidays, traditions, etc.
  • Organise outings as appropriate, giving consideration to safety needs and staffing requirements
  • Manage monthly activity budgets for entertainment, materials and outings in accordance with Company procedures.
  • Assist with the reception of new residents, ensuring that all appropriate documentation is completed on time and that the resident is orientated to their surroundings and neighbours
  • Ensure risk assessments have been carried out on all activities and outings
  • Produce Home newsletters in accordance with the Company newsletter procedure
  • Photograph events in the home and ensure copies are saved electronically

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Previous activities experience in a care home environment or in working with the elderly
  • Have an understanding of emotional, social, physical, psychological and intellectual needs of vulnerable people
  • Health and Safety
  • Good communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to engage others in recreational activities
  • Excellent communication skills

LOCATION:

St Paul's Care Centre, Long Mimms, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP2 5XW

If you would like more information or would like to speak to a member of our team, call our recruitment line on 0800 024 8756.

Alternatively, please email us at jobs@westgatehc.co.uk    


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