Activities Assistant (For Weekend Only)

Company Name:
Colne Place Residential Home
Colchester Essex
Activity Coordinator
Salary Details:
£9.14 per hour + Employee Benefits in addidtion
Vacancy Type:
Part Time
We are currently seeking Activities Coordinator to join our team over weekend (every weekend 10 till 4)
  • Help Clients to socialise within the Care Centre, and provide a variety of activities that cater for all tastes.
  • Plan and initiate monthly rolling / individual programmes, and encourage Clients to maintain pre- existing hobbies.
  • Encourage Staff Members, Relatives and Friends to participate in the Care Centre's activities.
  • Accompany Clients, where possible, to off site activities, which may occasionally take place out with normal working hours.
  • Help to create an atmosphere that suits individual Clients within the Care Centre.
  • Assist with fund raising, and budgeting, for entertainments, materials and outings.
  • Maintain full and accurate records of daily activities using appropriate documentation, and assist the Named Carer to review and update Client Care Files.
  • Discuss the aims and objectives of recreation therapy with other Staff Members
  • Report any changes in Clients' physical or emotional condition to the Home Manager or Person in Charge.
  • Provide comfort and company, on a one to one basis, for Clients who are unable to undertake any form of activity.
  • Arrange / participate in Staff and Client meetings, as and when required.
  • Actively market the Care Centre and promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the Care Centre at all times.
  • Attend mandatory training days/courses, on or off site, as and when required.
  • 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 another.
  • Understand and ensure the implementation of the Care Centre’s Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  • Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre
Qualifications and Skills
  • Previous experience of working with the relevant Client group
  • Qualification in remedial / occupational therapies
  • Flexible approach towards working routines
  • Satisfactory CRB / DBS checks
  • Proven ability to develop and organise a range of events / activities for Clients in all Client categories
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Positive, upbeat personality
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Friendly, creative and confident
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant Client group
About The Company

About Handsale Ltd:

Handsale Ltd is a privately-owned healthcare company that currently owns and operates Eight Care Homes across England, Wales and Scotland. Founded in 1988 as a family business, Handsale has proudly maintained its family owned and operated structure to this day. Handsale has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare and is a well-respected group in the industry. The Company operates 523 beds and employs over 650 people. Each Handsale care home is exactly that – a home. They are all situated in carefully chosen areas where their residents can continue to lead fulfilling lives while feeling confident and secure.  The homes are run with an ethos based on quality, trust and support. Handsale prides itself on being an integral part of each of the communities it serves.

Colne Place Care Home - Handsale Ltd
Located just 7 miles from Colchester, This purpose built 33-bed care home offers residential and respite care to elderly members of the community.