Lead Activities Co-Ordinator
Job Title: Lead Activities Co-Ordinator
Location: Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
Salary: £8.00 to £10.17 per hour, dependent on experience
Position: Permanent / Full Time
Sector: Healthcare / Social Care
We are currently looking for an exceptional Lead Activities Co-Ordinator to join our established family run Nursing and Residential Home within Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands. This position is full time, and we welcome interest from experienced Activities Co-Ordinators who have the ability to work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends. The successful applicant will earn £8.00 to £10.17 per hour, dependent on experience.
Wyndley Grange Nursing Home is located in a beautiful lakeside setting on the edge of Sutton Park Nature Reserve and is committed to providing a high standard of nursing care for all our residents. Homecroft Residential Home provides a happy and homely environment for all 23 residents and strives to deliver high quality person-centred care within modern surroundings. Each environment has excellent transport links by bus and train.
We fully understand the importance of providing a stimulating and varied programme of leisure activities and social events for all our residents to enjoy, and the positive impact this has on their quality of care and sense of wellbeing.
As Lead Activities Co-ordinator you will be required to:
- Take responsibility for ensuring all residents are supported to maintain and enjoy an active and independent lifestyle as possible.
- Act as a role model to our Activities Co-Ordinators providing leadership, support and direction, ensuring all activities are consistently delivered to a high standard.
- Ensure that all residents have an individualised activity plan based on their interests, abilities and life experience.
- Provide a varied and enjoyable programme of individual and group activities which enable residents and their family/friends to participate in cultural, spiritual, physical, social and intellectual activities.
- Develop effective external relationships with local schools, businesses, social organisations and charities, maintaining an active network of community resources, which will further enhance our residents experience.
- Ensure that our caring culture is consistently upheld and maintained.
You must have a genuine enthusiasm for enhancing the lives of older people and will possess:
- NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or
- QCF Level 3 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care
- 5 years experience working with vulnerable adults in an acute, residential, community or voluntary setting
- 3 years experience organising activities for any of the following groups: older people, people with learning disabilities, dementia, mental health issues or physical disabilities
- Experience of managing, leading and developing staff teams
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with a supportive and approachable attitude
- Ability to work under own initiative
- Creative skills
- A good knowledge of computer programmes
- Caring and compassionate disposition
- Confident and outgoing personality
- Reliable and flexible approach towards work, including some evenings and weekends
- A competitive salary of £8.00 to £10.17 per hour, dependent on experience
- 28 days annual leave per year (including all bank holidays)
- Genuine training and development opportunities
- Flexible shift pattern
- Generous paid breaks for all shifts, and free meals if working a long day
- Employer Contributory Pension Scheme
- Free DBS and flu vaccination
- Professional staff uniform
- Pleasant working environment, with purpose-built staff room and all amenities
If you believe you have the qualities required, and the desire to make a real difference to resident care, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you believe you are suitable for the position. Informal visits are encouraged and welcome.