ACTIVITY CO-ORDINATOR

Location
Smethwick, West Midlands
Salary
£7.50 - £8.10 p/h depending on experience
Posted
13 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Permanent

THE POPLARS NURSING HOME

ACTIVITY CO-ORDINATOR

Purpose of Post

To plan and implement activities appropriate to individual needs and requests. To assist Home Manager to organise fundraising events.

Principal Duties

Activities:

  • Help residents to socialise within the home, and provide a variety of activities that cater for all tastes.
  • Plan and initiate monthly rolling/individual programmes, liaise with key worker and encourage Residents to maintain pre-existing hobbies.
  • Encourage Staff Members, Relatives and Friends to participate in the home's activities.
  • Accompany residents, where possible, to off site activities, which may occasionally take place outside normal working hours.
  • Help to create an atmosphere that suits individual residents within the home.
  • Assist with fund raising, and budgeting, for entertainments, materials and outings.
  • Maintain full and accurate records of daily activities using appropriate documentation.

Communication:

  • Discuss the aims and objectives of recreation therapy with other Staff Members.
  • Report any changes in Residents' physical or emotional condition to the Home Manager or Person in Charge.
  • Provide comfort and company, on a one to one basis, for Residents who are unable to undertake any form of activity.

Key Skills Required

Required:

  • Proven ability to develop and organise a range of events/activities for residents in all Residents categories
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Friendly, creative and confident
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant Residents group
  • Satisfactory Police Check and check against the P/SOVA List (where applicable)

Desired:

  • Previous experience of working with the relevant Residents group
  • Flexible approach towards working routines

To apply email your CV to poplarscare@hotmail.co.uk