Activities Coordinator

Job details
Posting date: 19 April 2021
Salary: £9.68 to £10.30 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 May 2021
Location: Essex, CM20 3HD
Company: Excelcare Holdings
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: ORG2022-RH283939HarAC

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We have an exciting opportunity for an additional Activities Coordinator to join our team at Ashlyn Care Home in Harlow, Essex.

What to Expect:

Salary: £9.68 to £10.30 per hour depending on qualifications.

22 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

Main Accountability:

Source and facilitate meaningful and fulfilling activities to ensure that we continually enrich and stimulate the lives of the people living within our homes.
Liaise with external and internal parties to establish suitable programmes tailored to the needs of each of our residents eg music, exercise, games, quizzes, arts, crafts, gardening, trips and outings.
Plan daily/weekly and monthly - even quarterly programmes.
Plan outings for residents, liaising with staff, families and external organisations, transport, etc
Ensure the Home has a selection of appropriate activity materials available at all times ready for the planned programmes.
To encourage socialising across the Units
Offer some flexibility in working hours to attend outside events if possible.
To promote links within the local community and schools - encouraging children to visit the home and assist with sing alongs, games, gardening and much more.
To attend all statutory and mandatory training as required by the Company in order to fulfil your duties.

What you will need:

Previous experience in a caring role or a similar background is required. You will need to have experience of looking after the Elderly.
Mature, sensible outlook with common sense commitment, initiative and a desire to make the lives of elderly people better.
Sense of Fun, Flexibility and ideas for things to do.
NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or above (Adult) is preferred but not essential

Employee Benefits:

28 Days holiday including Bank holidays
Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding up to £600 for every person you refer (*
DBS Certificate paid by Excelcare
Contributory Pension Scheme
Long service awards
Career development pathways through the Excelcare Training Academy
Comprehensive Induction Programme
Funded Qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
Paid uniform
Employee of the Month - £100 for going above and beyond
Excelcare Awards – Recognition of our committed people across the business for a job very well done.

If you are interested in the position, please apply online today - we look forward to hearing from you.

*Subject to terms and conditions.

We appreciate that you may feel cautious regarding the Covid 19 situation we are all experiencing, however please be assured that we are following all guidance from Public Health England in respect to the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) to all staff and volunteers – yours and our residents safety are at the heart of everything we do.

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