Dene Holm is a friendly and caring Residential Care Home in Northfleet with a vacancy for an Activities Co-ordinator to work 30 hours per week.
Main Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) :
Devising an activity programme responsive to client needs.
Participate in audit programmes and satisfaction surveys to gather information for the continued improvement of the service.
Liaising with and assist the Home Manager, Seniors and Care staff with reference to activity programme.
Liaising with outside agencies for the purpose of promoting the activities within the home.
Keeping records to demonstrate progress with activity programme and participation of residents.
Assisting with the development of standards and policies for activities.
Undertaking relevant training to maintain professional development.
Assisting with fundraising events.
Working with all staff towards agreed policies and standards of care in keeping with the stated beliefs of the Organisation.
Working to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.
Taking part in staff and residents meetings and in training activities as directed.
Taking part in individual performance reviews as required
The ideal Activities Co-ordinator will demonstrate
A caring and compassionate approach
Patience and understanding of older people
Knowledge of or a willingness to be trained in the correct procedures for carrying out all of their duties including use of moving & handling equipment
An understanding of Health & Safety
Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community
Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff
Team working skills
Good timekeeping skills
The ideal Activities Co-ordinator will have the ability to :
Play an active role in creating a good environment
Prioritise their work
Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them
Train for and take on additional responsibilities
Listen carefully and attentively
Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with
Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace
Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation
Promote a positive image of the Organisation.
Work to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.
Why choose us?
Access to an Employee Assistance Programme supporting your mental health
Comprehensive induction and training packages with buddy support
We pay the Adult National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of age
Stakeholder Pension Scheme
28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)
Free parking at all of our services
Be a part of an established, growing organisation with over 50 years experience
Experience isn't essential but an empathetic and caring nature is, so if you are a compassionate person with patience and a willingness to learn, we want to hear from you.
What are the details?
You'll play a key role in supporting our residents with all aspects of their daily life, including updating records and care plans, answering emergency calls, greeting visitors etc
Subject to change, confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.
Rapport Housing & Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.
Charity No : 254140.