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Activities Coordinator (Dunmore, Newton Abbot)

As an Activities Coordinator, you will plan, lead and support individual and group activities, fundraising as well as excursions and trips. You will be involved in shaping and supporting the individuals to build self esteem and achieve their long and short term personal goals.

If you are someone who has the ability to take pride in supporting individuals to live happy and fulfilling lives then this position could be for you!

This is not your normal 9-5 role, it is varied and very rewarding.

If you are someone who has the ability to take pride in supporting adults to continue living happy and fulfilling lives then this position could be for you!

We are looking for talented individuals to support individuals living at our services in a positive way, with good humour and without prejudice.

You will be given specialist and bespoke training to support individuals living with dementia and complex needs, and their families practically and physically in new an innovative ways.

Key Responsibilities:

In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring the support for individuals in all areas of their lives.

These will cover the following areas:

  • Plan & organise in house therapy including social activities & events
  • Physical and psychological support including social activities and sensory stimulation
  • Support for individuals with communication difficulties and sensory impairments
  • Identify each Service Users needs and wishes whilst promoting independence and choice
  • Assist in the development of weekly activity and therapy programmes ensuring all individuals goals are attained
  • Plan and organise monthly residents meetings
  • Risk assess planned activities and venues
  • Access appropriate transport
  • Help to organise and plan fund raising events
  • Create social media content

You will need to be well organised and whilst you should be a good team player you should also be able to work on your own initiative and be able to follow instruction.

What you will need to do the role successfully:

  • Creative and enthusiastic approach.
  • A positive, can-do attitude.
  • Person centred approach.
  • Be proactive, professional and able to deal with people at all levels,
  • Good communications skills.
  • Ideally you will hold a Level 2 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent.