Activities Organiser ( 37.5 hours)

Recruiter
Canford Healthcare
Location
Eastbourne, East Sussex
Salary
£8.32/hour
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Activities Organiser

Tunbridge Wells Care Centre are looking for an Activities Organiser to join their friendly team. The position is 37.5 hours per week, including weekends.

Purpose of Role:

To take overall responsibility for the recreational, therapeutic and social aspects of all the residents’ activities inside and outside the home.

To take a lead in the promotion of the home within the local community and ensure that members of the community are aware of the positive and therapeutic aspects of the activities being provided.

Key Duties:

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To be responsible for initiating social/therapeutic activities for all residents in the home.

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Your main task will be to organise both group and one to one activities with and for the residents based on appropriate assessment using all relevant sources of information.

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You will be expected to train and guide the care staff in constructive activities in order to ensure that there is an awareness of involving residents in activities at all times as part of the overall care provision at the home.

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You will be expected to make close contact with a range of outside bodies who may be in a position to assist the home. This could include the Alzheimer’s Society, the WI, Help the Aged, Age Concern, local churches and other charitable and similar organisations.

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You will be expected to make arrangements for outside bodies and individuals to come into the home as often as possible in order to provide entertainment, stimulation and therapeutic input for all residents as appropriate.

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You will be required to produce and present to the Manager a detailed annual activities planner and weekly planner in respect of activities for all residents with an assessment of equipment requirements and proposal for annual budgetary requirement. This would be expected within one month of taking up post and then subject to regular review.

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Familiarise yourself with each and every resident and their interests and backgrounds in order to deliver person centred activities.

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To liaise with care staff to ensure that activities are documented on appropriate care plans.

Requirements:

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Ability to encourage and motivate others, whilst being warm and supportive

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Strong interpersonal skills in order to build up positive relationships with the residents

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Excellent organisational skills, which will include the proficient use of Microsoft Office

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Creative and inventive

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Excellent communication skills both oral and written

In return, we will offer you:

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Competitive Salary

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Discounts at Major High Street Retailers

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Industry Recognised Training, including ongoing professional development

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Progression Opportunities

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Free Uniform

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Food available, including Fruit and filtered water

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Cycle to Work Scheme

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Childcare Vouchers

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Comfortable Staff Rooms

Tunbridge Wells Care Centre's philosophy is to create a secure, relaxed, happy and homely atmosphere for the residents to live in and for the staff to work in. We specialise in providing quality nursing and residential care for the elderly.

Tunbridge Wells Care Centre is part of the Canford Healthcare group of homes.

If you would like to join our successful team, please select "apply now" and forward us your CV