Activities Coordinator - Colne
£8.50 per hour + Company BenefitsWe currently have an opportunity for an Activities Coordinator to join our team at Peel Gardens in Colne Lancashire. This position is working 30 hours per week.Peel Gardens provides residential, dementia and nursing care for older people in a homely environment. We offer the highest standard of care and access to a variety of services, activities and facilities designed to support people to increase their independence.Responsibilities:To provide activities that the individuals will enjoy and also expand their range of experiences and skillsTo provide opportunities for mental and physical stimulationDiscuss with individuals what activities they would like to doTo provide activities that are tailored to the needs and abilities of the individual, while also providing group activities that will bring the individuals togetherPrepare and implement a schedule of activities and tasks for the individualsArrange transport and accommodation for individuals outings where necessaryFind the balance between arranging activities that the individuals like doing and activities that will expose the individuals to new experiencesLiaise with external suppliers in order to provide entertainment and activities, for example, singers, bands, community access groups etcProvide assistance and support for individuals in attending classes and groups and ensure that all necessary materials are available for activitiesSupport the Service Manager and service through attendance at marketing events, e.g. open days, fairs, sports days etcTo ensure the safety of the individuals at all times whilst enabling people who use our service to undertake activities of their choiceComplete risk assessments in order to manage the risks enabling the people who use our service to undertake activities of their choiceAdhere to all Embrace policies and procedures, including compliance with Health and Safety, Security regulationsKeep up-to-date with any changes to policies, procedures or regulations that affect the serviceTake responsibility for your own personal development and attendance at training both mandatory and service specificBenefits:28 days annual leave inc BH (pro rata)Child Care VouchersEye Care VouchersRetail Discount SchemeCost of DBS CheckOn-going Training & DevelopmentEmployee Assistance Programme (EAP)Previous experience within a similar role essentialExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsKnowledge of various arts & craftsWillingness to complete trainingOur positions are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures which will be completed upon successful application. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis in accordance with our policy and organisational requirements.We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.