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Date Added: Sat 01/07/2023

Activities Co-Ordinator

Congleton, CW12, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £11/hour + employee benefits in addition

We are looking for a friendly, passionate Activities Co-Ordinator to join our new care home. This role will start off on 40 hours per week(with alternate weekend working). 

Your Role
The Wellbeing programme forms a core part of the offering in our homes, so we are looking for someone who can create a caring and inclusive culture around therapeutic activities.
We take a whole team approach to the Wellbeing programme and you will both deliver and support other staff in the running of activities and be an example of best practice to others who provide activities in the home.

The successful candidate will place great value on social contact and companionship by actively engaging with the local community and be able to think innovatively so that residents can achieve extraordinary things, within their capabilities.

It will be the role of the Wellbeing department to foster and develop meaningful relationships both in and out of the home.
Responsibilities and Duties of Activities Co-Ordinator

Creating ongoing weekly activity programmes that ensure a wide range of opportunities are available to stimulate the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all residents
Ensure group activities are planned for the morning, afternoon and evening 7 days per week, with a named person to deliver each session and communicating this to residents, staff and visitors
Supporting residents with individual programmes based on life stories, taking into consideration an individual's goals, skills, and abilities
Motivating and guiding other members of the team to incorporate wellbeing and activity into their role wherever possible, with support from Team Leaders and direction from the Home Manager
Coordinate staff to deliver activities, based on their personal skills and interests
Actively engaging with family and friends so that meaningful relationships can be maintained
Ensure a life story and Wellbeing and Activity plan is in place for each resident and that the plan is regularly reviewed
Ensure group and one to one participation, engagement and learnings are recorded in care plans daily
Gather feedback, evaluate and adapt activities (via photographs, clips, meetings, questionnaires etc.)
Creating partnerships with local community organisations and individuals, regularly taking residents out and bringing external groups in Promotion and marketing of the home's wellbeing approach and the benefits for residents Qualifications and Skills
 Skills and Experience:

Previous experience of working with the relevant Client group
Flexible approach towards working routines
Satisfactory DBS check
Ability to positively inspire, motivate and influence people e.g. residents, team, community members
Highly organised
Positive risk-taker and open-minded
Strong community builder
Caring and compassionate
Experience of creating lifestyle, leisure or activity programmes and ideally has some skills within the arts
Ideally worked with older people, including those living with dementiaBenefits

28 days holiday (FTE) (including bank holidays)
Competitive pay £11 per hour (plus annual pay reviews)
Exciting opportunities for career progression
Mental Health First Aiders within the workplace
An excellent range of services available via our business partner Simply Health to encourage healthy and motivated workforce starting on completion of a years service with us.
Care for Leadership Management Training Programme - growing and enhancing your Leadership Skills
Ongoing Training and Development that include nationally recognised qualifications
Refer a friend or resident bonus scheme - subject to policy
Pension contributions
Annual Staff Awards Programme About The Company
About Handsale Ltd:
Handsale Ltd is a privately-owned healthcare company that currently owns and operates Eight Care Homes across England, Wales and Scotland. Founded in 1988 as a family business, Handsale has proudly maintained its family owned and operated structure to this day. Handsale has over 30 years' experience in healthcare and is a well-respected group in the industry. The Company operates 570 beds and employs over 650 people. Each Handsale care home is exactly that - a home. They are all situated in carefully chosen areas where their residents can continue to lead fulfilling lives while feeling confident and secure.  The homes are run with an ethos based on quality, trust and support. Handsale prides itself on being an integral part of each of the communities it serves. 

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