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Activities Co-ordinator (West Bank, Ross-on-Wye)

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised activities co-ordinator to join the team at West Bank Residential Home in Ross-on-Wye, on a part time basis.

The candidate will work 25 hours per week as agreed with the manager (timetable can be discussed at interview). Some experience in care would be an advantage but not a necessity. Please see our website for more details on the home and company: www.bucklandcare.co.uk

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