Priesty Fields Care Home
Congleton Cheshire
Activity Coordinator
£9.50 per hour + Employee benefits in addition
Part Time
Responsibilities
  • Brand New Care Home Now Recruiting!!

  • We are looking for a friendly, passionate Activities Co-Ordinator to join our brand-new care home. This role will start off on 24 hours per week however there is growth to increase these hours to full time as occupancy increases. 
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  • We are a leading provider of residential, nursing and EMI care homes within England, Scotland and Wales. We are a family run organisation who are big enough to innovate, however small enough to care. We have a passion for our colleagues and continually grow our Staff First approach ensuring our colleagues have the best environment to work in.
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  • Please visit our Facebook Page Priesty Fields Care Home to keep update to date with all the new and exciting progress the home makes in the run up to its opening.
 
Your Role
The Wellbeing programme forms a core part of the offering in our homes, so we are looking for someone who can create a caring and inclusive culture around therapeutic activities.
 
We take a whole team approach to the Wellbeing programme and you will both deliver and support other staff in the running of activities and be an example of best practice to others who provide activities in the home.
 
The successful candidate will place great value on social contact and companionship by actively engaging with the local community and be able to think innovatively so that residents can achieve extraordinary things, within their capabilities.
 
It will be the role of the Wellbeing department to foster and develop meaningful relationships both in and out of the home.
 
Qualifications and Skills
Why work for Handsale?
  • 28 days holiday (FTE) (including bank holidays)
  • Competitive pay £9.50 per hour (plus annual pay reviews)
  • Exciting opportunities for career progression
  • Employee Assistant Programme providing 24/7 support, guidance and counselling
  • Mental Health First Aiders within the workplace
  • An excellent range of discounts for restaurants, shops, cinemas, days out and more via our business partner Perkbox
  • Care for Leadership Management Training Programme – growing and enhancing your Leadership Skills
  • Ongoing Training and Development that include nationally recognised qualifications
  • Refer a friend or resident bonus scheme – subject to policy
  • Pension contributions
  • Annual Staff Awards Programme 
 
Skills and Experience:
  • Previous experience of working with the relevant Client group
  • Flexible approach towards working routines
  • Satisfactory DBS check
  • Ability to positively inspire, motivate and influence people e.g. residents, team, community members
  • Highly organised
  • Creative
  • Positive risk-taker and open-minded
  • Strong community builder
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Experience of creating lifestyle, leisure or activity programmes and ideally has some skills within the arts
  • Ideally worked with older people, including those living with dementia
Responsibilities and Duties of Activities Co-Ordinator
  • Creating ongoing weekly activity programmes that ensure a wide range of opportunities are available to stimulate the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all residents
  • Ensure group activities are planned for the morning, afternoon and evening 7 days per week, with a named person to deliver each session and communicating this to residents, staff and visitors
  • Supporting residents with individual programmes based on life stories, taking into consideration an individual’s goals, skills, and abilities
  • Motivating and guiding other members of the team to incorporate wellbeing and activity into their role wherever possible, with support from Team Leaders and direction from the Home Manager
  • Coordinate staff to deliver activities, based on their personal skills and interests
  • Actively engaging with family and friends so that meaningful relationships can be maintained
  • Ensure a life story and Wellbeing and Activity plan is in place for each resident and that the plan is regularly reviewed
  • Ensure group and one to one participation, engagement and learnings are recorded in care plans daily
  • Gather feedback, evaluate and adapt activities (via photographs, clips, meetings, questionnaires etc.)
  • Creating partnerships with local community organisations and individuals, regularly taking residents out and bringing external groups in Promotion and marketing of the home’s wellbeing approach and the benefits for residents 
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. 

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