Activities Coordinator - Cambridge/Brook House - Cambridge

£7.50 - £7.70/Hour
02 Dec 2017
12 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Excelcare are a family owned care business which has been established for over 20 years. Our aim is to provide excellent care to all our residents.We have an opportunity for an Activities Coordinator to join our team at Brook House in Cambridge.Your role is essential for our residents. The daily activities contribute to their well-being.Key duties are:Select and run interesting and targeted activities to enhances the lives of our residents (for example music, exercise sessions, games, quizzes, arts and crafts, trips ad outings)Plan outings for residents, liaising with staff and external organisationsEncourage residents to take daily walks, if possible, and to avoid sitting indoors all dayEnsure the Home has a selection of appropriate activity materials available at all timesTo encourage socialising across the UnitsCover outings or special events outside your normal working hours (desirable)To promote links within the local community and schoolsTo lead SONAS therapyRequired Experience:Experience within a relevant role working with elderly client group and/or working within a care home environment/settingSix months experience working with elderly client groupExperience caring for an elderly client group with dementiaPersonal Qualities:Knowledge of community resourceCreative, innovative and enthusiastic with a good sense of humourThe ability to work both independently and as part of a teamGood communication skillsPoliteness at all times when dealing with Residents as well as ColleaguesHere are some of the amazing benefits on offer in return for your hard work:Annual Pay ReviewsGenerous Holiday AllowanceDBS Check paid by companyWeekend and Bank holiday pay enhancementsPension - Employees will be automatically enrolled into our designated workplace pension schemeFree learning and development - You will be given the opportunity to develop yourself and advance your career through knowledge, skills and professional qualificationsLong service award - Recognition for service and commitmentEmployee of the Month and the Excelcare Awards - Recognition of our committed people across the business for a job very well doneRefer a friend scheme - Introduce a friend and earn a generous financial rewardDepending on your role you could also receive free parking, free food on shift, flexible working and a free uniform