Activities Assistant - St Ives House - Ringwood
We're looking for a dedicated and caring Activities Assistant to join our team in our beautiful new nursing, residential and dementia care home - St Ives House near Ringwood.23 hours per week£8.25 per hour (pending pay review at the end of March 2018)Excellent training and a supportive working environmentAs the Activities Assistant you'll work with the Activities Lead to provide a range of imaginative and enjoyable activities for our elderly residents, some of whom are living with dementia. You will also help plan a social and activities calendar covering a wide range of activities and personal interests, including indoor and outdoor events. St Ives House is our beautiful new 60-bed care home in St Ives near Ringwood. For more information about St Ives House please go to: http://www.care-south.co.uk/homes/st-ives-house/ Please note this role includes covering alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements). About Care South As a not-for-profit charity our focus isn't on targets or sales - it's on supporting people who need help to get the best out of life by offering high quality, compassionate care. We know that it's the care that counts - not only of our care home residents and home care customers but also of our employees. We employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations across the south of England and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to how we treat each other, the way we work, and the care that we provide every day. About you:- You will be social and outgoing with excellent communication skills, an empathetic attitude, and able to effectively manage your time. Full training will be provided but previous relevant experience, preferably in a care setting, will be an advantage. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and developmentCareer opportunitiesCompany Pension and Life Assurance SchemesCare South Savers: a staff discount scheme providing access to a range of on-line and high street discountsCycle to Work Scheme and Child Care VouchersDBS check paid by us and uniform providedCare South Stars Annual Staff Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teamsFor a friendly chat about this role please contact Beverley Lockhart or Carol Davis on 01425 481220.