Activities Coordinator

The Future Care Group
Isle Of Wight, UK
Closing date
19 Nov 2020

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Activities Coordinator

Solent Grange Nursing Home, Isle of Wight, PO33 4RW

Competitive pay rates
Employee Benefits Scheme
Employee Assistance ProgramOur group of care homes was founded more than 20 years ago. We are proud of the culture we have developed, which provides a supportive work environment where our team members feel valued and part of the Future Care family.

Our success to date can be attributed to our focus on recruitment and development of similarly minded, hard-working team members, who share our goals and aspirations and actively work to help us achieve them. In return, we offer training and career development, within an environment of mutual respect and cooperation - the result being that the highest possible standards of care are provided for our residents.

Solent Grange 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 wishesRewards and Benefits:

Competitive pay rates
Employee Benefits Scheme with lots of discounts at High Street stores, major supermarkets, restaurants, cinema tickets and many more
Employee Assistance Program
Satisfaction of knowing you bring purpose to the lives of people living in our Home
Free meal
Free onsite parking
Career progression opportunities
Full training and on-going support
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
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