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Activities Co-ordinator (Willow Bank, Worcestershire)

We are looking for an activities coordinator to join our fantastic team at our residential home Willow Bank House, near Throckmorton. The shifts will be over 4 days a week including alternate weekends from 8am – 4pm. Applicants should have experience with dementia clients, great communication skills and lots of enthusiasm!

Purpose of the position:

  • To organise and participate in the development of activities for residents who reside at the home in which they can enjoy and which will enhance their quality of life
  • To offer a range of activities which enables each resident to express themselves as a unique individual
  • To organise outside entertainment, parties and outings on a regular basis

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver the daily/weekly/monthly activities program
  • To organise monthly trips/outings for the clients, take photos and keep a record of such
  • To keep a record of all activities attended by clients and take photos
  • Plan suitable craft activities recognising the needs of all clients’ abilities
  • To carry out one-to-one visits and activities for clients in their own rooms
  • To publish the monthly newsletter using photos from the past month
  • Working with the management team to provide a varied and interesting program for clients restricted by medical complications
  • Management of an activities budget
  • Attendance of appropriate staff training
  • To attend client meetings and take notes
  • To assist in the serving of foods and feeding of residents where required
  • To provide a written/typed monthly program
  • To set up a library of books/articles of interest
  • To ensure that all clients are made aware of activities
  • To be responsible for organising clients’ birthday parties and the purchase of birthday cards
  • To do any shopping that may be required to carry out the activities
  • To work and liaise with external entertainers, volunteers, volunteer drivers and external agencies
  • To show patience, consideration and empathy to all residents
  • To listen to the residents and respect their opinions
  • Ensure that statutory health and safety standards are maintained within the working area
  • Report immediately to the home Manager, or person in charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a client, colleague, self or other
  • Understand and ensure the implementation of the home’s health and safety policy and emergency and fire procedures
  • Report to the home manager, person in charge or the maintenance man any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard
  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the home
  • Ensure that confidential information gained during your work is not divulged to any third parties
  • Notify the person in charge of the home as soon as possible of your inability to attend work and on your return to work from all periods of absence
  • Ensure the security of the home is maintained always
  • Attend any mandatory training required of you both inside and outside of the home
  • Carry out any other tasks which may be reasonably assigned to you

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