Activities Coordinator

Job details
Posting date: 18 November 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £10.00 - £10.35 per hour
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 11 December 2021
Location: Winchester, SO21 2EZ
Company: The Brendoncare Foundation
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 741

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Role overview

Do you enjoy listening about life history?

Can you be innovative with ideas but remain focused on positive outcomes?

If yes, then we have the job for you!

We are looking for a passionate and imaginative activities coordinator to join our wonderful care home team near Winchester, in

What is an Activities Coordinator?

An activities coordinator is essential when providing opportunities of engagement for residents, supporting residents to maintain
their independence by pursuing hobbies and interests and improving a resident’s overall wellbeing. Social engagements may include
group work, or individual focused activities 1:1 with a volunteer or coordinator.

What skills do I need?

We are looking for a unique individual who has previous experience of communicating with others, the ability to be innovative and
to be able to utilise resources. Experience working with older people, would also be desirable.

You will be an organised individual, capable of engaging and motivating others to participate in activity and to see the benefits
of social opportunities. You will work in partnership with other Brendoncare Homes, visiting speakers and entertainers or
volunteers to enhance the activities offering. The ability to adapt is important, when activity becomes spontaneous, a positive
approach to this role is required. The positive effects for residents and reminiscence of life history makes this role special.

You will be able to work with others, including other care staff, activity coordinators and volunteers to work towards improving
our residents overall wellbeing. It is important that you understand the importance of maintaining records and assessing risk
whilst still embracing the values of Brendoncare and the role.

What will I be doing?

* Developing and implementing individual and group programmes that address all 6 areas of wellness for our residents
* Working with other activities coordinators across homes, to share and research new ideas
* Working with the catering manager, Activities and Volunteer Manager and other activities coordinators to plan and delivery
specialised events across the homes with our residents.
* Supporting volunteer team members in their roles throughout the home;
* Supporting residents with a range of IT, including social media and skype; zoom calls.
* Using innovative software including the OMI interactive table
* Keeping appropriate records of activities and assessment forms;
* Keeping up to date with mandatory training and Health and Safety requirements for the role.

This role is a part time role for 32 hours per week, which will include alternate weekend working. This role will be a fixed-term
contract for 6 months.

In return we offer an hourly rate of £10.00 per hour (£10.35 if you hold an NVQ2 in Health & Social Care), and 5.6 weeks holiday
increasing to 6 weeks after 5 years’ service. In addition we provide training and continuing personal development, a free uniform,
a free DBS Check, free staff meals when on duty, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Refer a Friend Scheme. In addition, there
is parking available on-site.

So, if you feel you have what it takes, then please do apply, as we would love to hear from you!

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them. Brendoncare reserves the right to close the vacancy if sufficient
applications have been received.

To ensure we can comply with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021
(“the Regulations”), any offer of employment made for a role which includes working in or attending a registered care home will be
conditional upon you providing evidence that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (or will be at the time you start your
role) or you providing satisfactory evidence that you are clinically exempt from such vaccination (“the Vaccination Condition).
Please do not proceed with this application if you cannot comply with the Vaccination Condition.

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