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Activities Coordinator (The Orchards, Swindon)

We are seeking a dynamic and creative activities coordinator to join the team at The Orchards Residential Care Home in Wroughton, near Swindon. The ideal candidate will have some experience in care or with the elderly.

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