Activities Coordinator

Recruiter
St Cloud Care
Location
Surbiton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
23 Oct 2019
Ref
1287935224
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Southborough Nursing Home is part of a Group of 19 Care Homes who have a focus on moments of joy and happiness at the heart of caring. Our mission is to enable people to have an independent future supported by a lovely, fully trained staff.

We are looking for an individual who shares our values and our vision. A caring heart and "Can do" attitude who has a creative flair, embraces challenges and finds solutions.

The Job Role - Activities Coordinator

The post holder occupies a unique position in the caring environment of the

Home with the freedom of planning and action to ensure interest, diligence, originality, perseverance and patience. The post holder must also possess skills of diplomacy to be able to persuade reluctant Residents to participate in the planned activities and equally important, to persuade other staff in the Home to participate as volunteer helpers for outings and other outdoor activities. Some of the main duties of the role include:

  • To build good relationships with our Residents that help them adjust to life in a care home.
  • Work with Residents, their friends and family members, to build individual lifestyle histories and, using these, create ongoing plans in our electronic Resident records, ensuring these are updated daily to evidence delivery
  • Review the activity plan with involvement from the Resident and relatives and adjust where required
  • Create a schedule of meaningful occupation for each Resident, personalised to their likes, dislikes, needs and abilities, helping them to try new experiences and continue to take part in the hobbies and activities that they enjoy
  • Create and maintain a schedule of group activities tailored to residents to run alongside one-to-one sessions, enabling residents to take part in communal activities as well as individual hobbies as per their wishes

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Satisfaction of knowing you bring purpose to the lives of people living in our Home
  • £250 Welcome Bonus paid on successful completion of probation
  • Employee Benefit Package - great savings, discounts and rewards, including discounts at major supermarkets, High Street Stores, Cinemas and many more
  • £2000 refer a Registered nurse bonus and £250 bonus if you refer a friend for any other position
  • Free onsite parking
  • Close to transport links
  • Friendly team and supportive Manager
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Full training and Induction programme for all staff.
  • Working with Buddy and Mentor experience
  • Fully funded apprenticeship programme available with opportunity to develop your career
  • Great opportunities for promotion
  • Opportunity to express ideas and be part of a dynamic team


The ideal candidate for the role will:

  • Have a warm and friendly approach which is respectful and professional
  • Have a passion for caring for the elderly and their families
  • Have the ability to deliver the highest standards of social and cultural activities to our Residents
  • Be a good team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent communication and listening skills

The Future Care Group is an amalgamation of three smaller family-owned care providers. Currently operating 19 nursing homes, we provide the highest quality of care for over 1,000 residents. We are unyielding in our pursuit of excellence; this comes down to our culture, the engagement and training of our team members and our current and future leadership. We are committed to continual improvement, which sees us constantly looking for ways to progress and enhance our services.

We aim to make a difference to the lives of anyone we engage with and our motto is "Your Future Matters". We work hard to ensure that every resident receives personalised care to meet their individual needs and this is combined with a focus on promoting self-esteem and ensuring that residents have a choice - building independence for every individual and ensuring they have the necessary support to nurture current and future interests.

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