Activities Coordinator in Abingdon at Future Care Group

Date Posted: 4/28/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Abingdon
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    4/28/2021

Job Description

Activities Co-ordinator

Stowford House Care Home, OX13 6LN

Hours - Full time

Pay rate - £10.95 per hour

Our group of care homes was founded more than 20 years ago. We are proud of the culture we have developed, which provides a supportive work environment where our team members feel valued and part of the Future Care family.

Our success to date can be attributed to our focus on recruitment and development of similarly minded, hard-working team members, who share our goals and aspirations and actively work to help us achieve them. In return, we offer training and career development, within an environment of mutual respect and cooperation – the result being that the highest possible standards of care are provided for our residents.

Stowford House is part of a Group of 19 Care Homes who have a focus on moments of joy and happiness at the heart of caring. Our mission is to enable people to have an independent future supported by a lovely, fully trained staff.

We are looking for an individual who shares our values and our vision. A caring heart and "Can do" attitude who has a creative flair, embraces challenges and finds solutions. Experience in a similar posiiton is desirable

The Job Role - Activities Coordinator

The post holder occupies a unique position in the caring environment of the Home with the freedom of planning and action to ensure interest, diligence, originality, perseverance and patience. The post holder must also possess skills of diplomacy to be able to persuade reluctant Residents to participate in the planned activities and equally important, to persuade other staff in the Home to participate as volunteer helpers for outings and other outdoor activities. Some of the main duties of the role include:

  • To build good relationships with our Residents that help them adjust to life in a care home.
  • Work with Residents, their friends and family members, to build individual lifestyle histories and, using these, create ongoing plans in our electronic Resident records, ensuring these are updated daily to evidence delivery
  • Review the activity plan with involvement from the Resident and relatives and adjust where required
  • Create a schedule of meaningful occupation for each Resident, personalised to their likes, dislikes, needs and abilities, helping them to try new experiences and continue to take part in the hobbies and activities that they enjoy
  • Create and maintain a schedule of group activities tailored to residents to run alongside one-to-one sessions, enabling residents to take part in communal activities as well as individual hobbies as per their wishes

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Satisfaction of knowing you bring purpose to the lives of people living in our Home
  • Opportunity to express ideas and be part of a dynamic team
  • Employee Benefit Package – great savings, discounts and rewards, including discounts at major supermarkets, High Street Stores, Cinemas and many more
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free onsite parking
  • Friendly team and supportive Manager
  • Full training and Induction programme for all staff. Non-experienced staff have the opportunity to work towards a recognised care qualification.
  • Working with Buddy and Mentor experience
  • Fully funded apprenticeship programme available with opportunity to develop your career
  • Great opportunities for promotion

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate for the role will:

  • Have experience in a similar role within care home environent
  • Have a warm and friendly approach which is respectful and professional
  • Have a passion for caring for the elderly and their families
  • Have the ability to deliver the highest standards of social and cultural activities to our Residents
  • Be a good team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have excellent communication and listening skills