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Activities Coordinator - St Fillans Care Centre, Colchester in Colchester, Essex, UK at Excel Care

Date Posted: 6/1/2018

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Job Title: Activities Coordinator - St Fillans Care Centre, Colchester 

Location: St Fillans Care Centre

Salary: Up to £9.35/h Mon-Sun and Up to £14.02/h on bank holiday

Closing Date: 01/07/2018

Reference Number: 000471


We have an opportunity for an Activities Coordinator to join our team at Okeley Healthcare in Chelmsford, Essex.


Excelcare is a family owned care business which has been established for over 25 years.  Our vision is to continually be a leading provider of high quality care which exceeds the expectations of the people living within our service.

Key duties are:

  • Select and run interesting and targeted activities to enhances the lives of our residents (for example music, exercise sessions, games, quizzes, arts and crafts, trips ad outings)
  • Plan outings for residents, liaising with staff and external organisations
  • Encourage residents to take daily walks, if possible, and to avoid sitting indoors all day
  • Ensure the Home has a selection of appropriate activity materials available at all times
  • To encourage socialising across the Units
  • Cover outings or special events outside your normal working hours (desirable)
  • To promote links within the local community and schools
  • To lead SONAS therapy

Required Experience:

  • Experience within a relevant role working with elderly client group and/or working within a care home environment/setting
  • Six months experience working with elderly client group
  • Experience caring for an elderly client group with dementia

Personal Qualities:

  • Knowledge of community resource
  • Creative, innovative and enthusiastic with a good sense of humour
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Politeness at all times when dealing with Residents as well as Colleagues

Employee Benefits:

  • 28 Days holiday including Bank holidays
  • Time and a half payment for bank holiday working
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding up to £600 for every person you refer
  • DBS Certificate paid by Excelcare
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Paid study leave
  • Long service awards
  • Career development pathways through the Excelcare Training Academy
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Funded Qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
  • Contributory Eye Test Vouchers
  • Paid uniform
  • Employee of the Month and the Excelcare Awards – Recognition of our committed people across the business for a job very well done.

If you are interested in the position or would initially like to find out more information, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply online or contact one of the Recruitment Team today on 0208 3135003 - we look forward to hearing from you.

Excelcare are an equal opportunities employer.