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Wellbeing Assistant / Activities Assistant in a Care Home

New Care
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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New Year, New You, New Oppurtinity; New Care!

Our stunning new home Bramhall Manor Care Centre, a purpose-built 71 bed care facility and is situated in the popular location of Bramhall Village, Stockport. The home meets all CQC requirements and provides the highest standards of safety, comfort and care to our residents. We invest in our homes to enhance the experience of our residents. This includes OOMPH an award winning activities and wellbeing programme. We have also introduced electronic medication administration records and electronic care planning in all of our homes. In addition, Bramhall Manor is our second home to have acoustic monitoring and silent nurse call installed. We have achieved a 5* EHO rating in October 21'. New Care has had a 0 agency usage for over 12 months as we employ a permanent staff team to ensure continuity of care to residents from staff that know them and that residents know and trust.

At Bramhall Manor Care Centre we offer intermediate care in association with the NHS. Residents move to Bramhall Manor for a short period of rehabilitation following a stay in hospital. The team at Bramhall Manor work closely with the therapy team and find the work exceptionally rewarding.

We are seeking to appoint caring, enthusiastic and imaginative Wellbeing / Activities Assistant to join our team! You will contribute to the creation of a caring and inclusive culture around therapeutic activities in the home. To deliver and support Wellbeing Coordinator in developing a programme that has a whole team approach and forms a core part of the offering in the home. We have 26 hour contracts available with a competitive salary of £9.20 per hour paid for all staff regardless of their age! Shift times are (Apply online only) with alternate weekend working, 4 days per week. You must be over 18 to apply for this role and must have undertaken (evidence to be provided) both COVID19 vaccinations, unless medically exempt.

Role Responsibilities:

·Contribute to the creation of ongoing weekly activity programmes that ensure a wide range of opportunities are available to stimulate the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all residents.

·Provide an innovative programme so that residents can achieve extraordinary things, with their capabilities.

·Motivate and guide other members of staff in the home to incorporate wellbeing and activity into their role wherever possible, with support and direction from the Wellbeing Coordinator.

·Be familiar with a resident's life story and Wellbeing and Activity plan for each residents and contribute to that plan and that it is regularly reviewed.

·Ensure adequate and up to date risk assessments are in place for all events and activities planned and undertaken in liaison with the Wellbeing Coordinator.

·Understand the needs of people with the various conditions residents have in the home.

·Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of adults that the post holder is responsible for or comes into contact with.

Skills and experience required:

·Experience of working with older people is essential.

·Experience of delivering an activity programme is essential.

·Evidence of the ability to assess, plan and evaluate the activity needs of older people is essential.

·The ability to work individually and in a team is essential.

·Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential

·Demonstrate the ability to prioritise and handle emergency situations effectively.

·Be creative, imaginative and enthusiastic and have the ability to forward plan .

The Benefits

Opportunities to progress through our career paths into more senior and management roles

·Bank holiday enhancements

·5.6 weeks annual leave per annum

·Paid DBS

·Uniform provided

·Paid training

·Refer a friend referral scheme

·Excellent induction programme for new starters

·A rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress within the company

·Ongoing support and training for nationally recognised qualifications

·A competitive rate of pay

·Cycle to work scheme

·Wellbeing programmes

·Recognition awards - employee of the month and golden tickets

·Ongoing career development

·Travel plan - walk or ride a bike and get a free meal that day

·Christmas Bonuses

·Pension Scheme

HASTEE - access to your money as you earn (Pay Advance)

About New Care

The care philosophy of New Care aims to ensure all residents maintain the highest level of independence and achieve their full potential whatever that may be - physical, intellectual, emotional or social. We believe this philosophy can be achieved by providing professional, person- centred care, nurturing each resident individually exploring and understanding their needs. The health, well-being and happiness of our residents is always our number one priority.

New Care, as part of the McGoff group have been designing, building and operating care homes for over 10 years. Each New Care home is purpose built and expertly designed with the needs of our residents in mind. Internally the design is luxurious yet comfortable and practical.

The company ethos 'To celebrate the wonder of people' relates to all those who are part of the New Care family, residents, their family and friends, staff members and professional visitors. Ultimately we want residents to live their lives to the fullest and to be proud of their home and feel happy to invite their family and friends to visit.

This position is subject to a DBS check
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