Are you an enthusiastic individual looking for a new challenge within the care sector? Priory Adult Care is looking for a creative activities co-ordinator to join our team at our service Orchid Lawns in Steppingley.
You can get further details about the nature of this opening, and what is expected from applicants, by reading the below.
Orchid Lawns is a care home designed for older people with dementia. The home provides a specialist dementia nursing service, working in partnership with Central Bedfordshire PCT and Local Authorities. Situated in Steppingley, Bedfordshire the home offers a supportive environment with en-suite bedrooms and comfortable lounge areas. Our dedicated team ensure we meet the resident’s individual care and social needs.
As activities co-ordinator (this is a fixed term contract for up to 9 months) you will look to create, plan and organise an interesting and varied program of daily activities, entertainment and events, promoting the wellbeing of the residents. Duties may include the following:
Liaise with external companies to organise entertainment
Listening to the residents though conversation and questionnaires to aid producing a popular program of events/activities/entertainment
Develop a rapport with local community churches, schools, gyms ect…
Work alongside care staff, coordinating hairdressing/chiropody visits etc.
Organise raffles & fund raising events for the residents/home.
We are looking for a cheerful, outgoing, passionate individual with a creative flair. The ideal person will be organised and have some experience working with in the care sector, therefore being able to understand the needs of residents aiding activity choices. No experience as activaities co-ordinator is required but a positive, enthusiastic attitude is a must.
What we’d like to give you:
A competitive salary
Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
Comprehensive induction and commitment to on-going training
28 days annual leave including bank holidays (pro rata)
Online benefits and cashback rewards
Cycle to work scheme