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Activities Coordinator

Company: Ty Dinas Nursing & Residential Care Home    Location: Cardiff City

Job Summary

Job Description

Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications

Required:

  • Proven ability to develop and organise a range of events/activities for Service Users in all categories
  • Friendly, creative and confident
  • Good numerical and word processing skills
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant Service Users group
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Confident team player
  • Satisfactory Policy Check and check against the PoVA list
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Desired:

  • Previous experience of working with the relevant Service User group
  • Qualification in remedial/occupational therapies
  • Flexible approach towards working routines

Main responsibilities

Activities

  • Help Service Users 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 Service
  • Users to maintain pre-existing hobbies
  • Encourage Staff Members, Relatives and Friends to participate in the Care Centres activities
  • Accompany Service Users where possible to of site activities which may occasionally take place outwith normal working hours
  • Help to create an atmosphere that suits individual Service Users 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 documents and assist the Key Worker to review and update Service User Care Files

Communication

  • Discuss the aims and objectives of recreation therapy with other Staff Members
  • Report any changes in Service Users physical or emotional condition to the Home
  • Manager or Person in Charge
  • Provide comfort and company on a one to one basis for Service Users who are unable to undertake any form of activity
  • Participate in Staff and Service User meetings as required

Marketing

  • Actively market the Care Centre and promote a positive personal and professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the Care Centre at all times
  • Prepare and display information leaflets and posters advertising activities and events

Training and Development

  • Maintain and improve professional knowledge and competence.
  • Attend mandatory training days/course, on or off site as and when required

Health & Safety

  • Report immediately to the Home Manager or Person in Charge any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Service Users, colleague, self or another
  • Understand, and ensure the implementation of the Care Centres Health & Safety policy and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Report to the Home Manager or the Handyperson any faulty appliances, damaged furniture or equipment or any potential hazard
  • Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre

General

  • Ensure that all information of confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties
  • Notify the Home Manager or Person in Charge as soon as possible of your inability to report for duty and also on your return to work from all periods of absence
  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Care Centre and the company
  • Ensure the security of the Care Centre is maintained at all times
  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures within the defined timescales
  • Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained
  • Carry out any other tasks that may be reasonably assigned to you

This job description indicates only the main duties and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended as an exhaustive list.

Please note this job will include some weekend and evening working.

Job Type: Full-time

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