Activity Coordinator
Craghall, Jesmond, NE2 3RE

Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £7.58 to £7.95
Closing Date: 13/10/17
Reference: CH005


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Purpose of the position:

Reporting to the Home Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for planning and organising activity programmes for residents, in accordance with their assessed needs and wishes as recorded in their personal care plans. The goal will be to offer a raft of activities to residents, that reflects their individual and interests, and create a stimulating activity programme to enhance the quality of life for each resident within the home.

Key responsibilities:

• Help to assess and collate residents’ interests and preferences in association with other care staff members, ensuring all individual preferences are documented in appropriate care plan records.
• To organise, and be involved in activities that involve community visits outside the home.
• To co-ordinate the availability of transport for residents for such visits.
• Investigate, develop and extend the range of activities and interests that the home can offer.
• Maintain and develop the homes’ ‘information bank’ about community and other resources that residents might be able to use in the pursuit of their interest.
• Pay particular attention to assisting residents who have limited mobility or physical difficulties, making the best use of aids provided.
• Support and develop residents who may be confused and/or who have behavioural problems.
• Plan and organise programmes of individual and group activities in response to the identified wants and needs.
• Be responsible for the appropriate use of the home’s activities programme budget.
• To ensure the provision of specialist media for residents with special needs ( news tapes, book tapes, large letter books and Braille, as required).
• To communicate and liaise with relatives and friends of residents as needed.
• To plan an advanced social events programme, ensure all residents and staff are given a copy. Ensure all daily activities listed are happening and recorded in the activity diary.
• Review and evaluate the activities programme so that it is kept up to date and fit for purpose.
• Attend meetings and training courses, as directed by the Manager.

Essential skills/experience:

• Empathetic and passionate about delivering an excellent service
• Excellent team-working skills
• You must be calm, flexible and able to adapt to changing situations and priorities
• You will need to be creative, inspiring, and organised
• Experience within a similar role and environment would be preferable
• Flexible to provide personal support when required

This post is subject to suitable references and a full enhanced disclosure will be required (employer will meet cost). If the applicant is subscribed to the update service for DBS disclosures, existing disclosures can be used.

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