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- Full Time
We are currently looking for an experienced Activities Coordinator to join our team to create and provide a stimulating and varied programme of leisure activities and social events inside and outside the home for our elderly residents to enjoy.
As the Activities Coordinator, you will have an essential role for ensuring the well-being of our residents is fully met through social and meaningful engagement. This will involve working alongside the home’s teams to bring about a holistic approach to providing activities that are individual to meet the resident’s needs for a fulfilling life, as well as organizing group activities and events Applicants for this position will be required to share and support St Wilfrid’s ethos for providing a supportive and enabling place for older people to enjoy living.
This is an excellent opportunity for an Activity Coordinator who has a track record of proven success in working with an elderly client group. The candidate will have previous experience of planning and running rolling weekly activities that are enjoyable, and enable the resident’s to maintain an active lifestyle suited to their needs. The activity programme will need to include medium sized events and outings.
Our residents are all individuals and to ensure that our resident’s individual lifestyle needs are met, the applicant will have to get to know residents and their relative and offer a bespoke/ tailored service where possible. This will require good interpersonal skills and the ability to be creative with enabling the residents to find fulfillment in their daily lives.
The essential aspects of the role of Activities Coordinator involve:
- Provide a suitable timetable of activities which is suitable for all residents.
- Arrange regular outings to venues and to provide planning and risk assessments for residents and venues.
- Invite guest speakers to come to St Wilfrids.
- Maintain links with community partners such as lunch clubs, local churches and the Royal Chelsea Hospital.
- Source new community linking opportunities for the residents.
- Recruit and manage volunteers for activity sessions. This aspect of the role will be overseen by the General Manager of St Wilfrid’s.
- To provide risk planning for activities and update assessments as part of the development of activities and identified changes.
- Provide a resident’s profile which include preferences and risk management for individual residents who partake in activities.
- To offer choice and opportunities to the residents and match their needs and abilities to the activity programme.
- Keep up to date accurate records of activities, including:
o Residents participation feedback
o Risk management
o Linking activity information into care plans.
- Host regular activity meetings for residents to enable them to put forward ideas for new activities, and to support them to be active stakeholders in the planning process for meaningful and quality time suited to them.
- Support the residents to take part in activities of their choice which enable them to maintain their wellbeing, feel fulfilled, and remain active and independent. This will involve being creative with how the activities are offered, and using empathy.
- Able to promote quality time for the residents which is beneficial and rewarding.
- Keep the residents central to the provision of activities and the sense of wellbeing at the home.
- Be able to produce posters and information boards for residents and staff teams throughout the home. Keep all information up to date.
- Link with others when facilitating activity sessions, including care teams, catering, relatives and external organisations.
- Ability to work using own initiative and have good organizational skills.
- Excellent communications skills required to be able to work alongside the residents and understand their individual needs.
To be eligible for this role you will need to have a thorough understanding of CQC regulations and the necessary administration and observation work that the role will entail to ensure the home is always CQC compliant.
- The Activity Coordinator will need to integrate the CQC requirements into the activity planning. This will need to be evidenced through:
o Resident’s feedback, documentation, resident’s meetings and minutes taken
o Provide a safe and enabling environment to give the resident opportunities to take part in established activities and take part in new ones.
To have a knowledge of Dignity in Care and use the agenda as part of individual activity planning
The role holder will ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an Activities Coordinator with an elderly client group.
Must have experience of compiling social plans for elderly people and resourcing entertainment.
Be approachable and friendly, have excellent verbal and written skills, be able to return and record information and carry out instructions proactively and accurately.
Able to adhere to confidentiality rules, organise and priorities workload and work well in a team.
An excellent knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher. Ability to design and print poster and supporting information leaflets for the activities service.
The role holder must be able to work with our elderly residents, their relatives and other stakeholders to ensure that our resident’s live fulfilled and enriched lives when at St Wilfrid’s.
Benefits: Good Location, benefits Include a competitive salary, generous holiday entitlement, free on-site parking, excellent training and advancement opportunities, diversified career opportunities with an ability to provide a good work/ life balance.
The position is subject to a full enhanced DBS disclosure, past employment and qualification checks.