Lifestyle Activities Coordinator in Chigwell, Essex, UK at ExcelCare

Date Posted: 7/2/2019

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Job Title: Lifestyle Activities Coordinator 

Location: Sherrell House

Salary: Up to £10.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: 02/08/2019

Reference Number: 000874

                                               


We have an exciting opportunity for a Lifestyle Activities Coordinator to join the Execlcare team at Sherrell House Care Home in Chigwell.

Excelcare is a family owned care home group established for over 30 years. Offering great care every day is central to everything we do.

What you can expect:

Up to £10.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications.

09.00am –05.00pm Mon- Fri plus alternative weekends.

About the Role:

  • Source and facilitate meaningful and fulfilling activities to ensure that we continually enrich and stimulate the lives of the people living within our homes.
  • Liaise with external and internal parties to establish suitable programmes tailored to the needs of each of our residents eg music, exercise, games, quizzes, arts, crafts, gardening, trips and outings.
  • Plan daily/weekly and monthly - even quarterly programmes.
  • Plan outings for residents, liaising with staff, families and external organisations, transport, etc
  • Ensure the Home has a selection of appropriate activity materials available at all times ready for the planned programmes.
  • To encourage socialising across the Units
  • Offer some flexibility in working hours to attend outside events if possible.
  • To promote links within the local community and schools - encouraging children to visit the home and assist with sing alongs, games, gardening and much more.
  • To attend appropriate training courses and/or programmes to enhance personal and professional knowledge and skills

What we require from you:

  • Previous experience in a caring role or a similar background is required. You will need to have experience of looking after the Elderly.
  • Mature, sensible outlook with common sense commitment, initiative and a desire to make the lives of elderly people better.
  • Sense of Fun, Flexibility and ideas for things to do.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or above (Adult) is preferred but not essential
  • 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

What we offer:

  • 20 Days holiday plus Bank holidays
  • Time and a half payment for bank holiday working
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding up to £600 for every person you refer
  • 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)
  • Paid uniform

If you are interested in the position, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply online or contact one of the Recruitment Team today.