Dene Holm is a friendly and caring Residential Care Home in Northfleet with a vacancy for an Activities Co-ordinator to work 30 hours per week.

Main Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

• Devising an activity programme responsive to client needs.

• Participate in audit programmes and satisfaction surveys to gather information for the continued improvement of the service.

• Liaising with and assist the Home Manager, Seniors and Care staff with reference to activity programme.

• Liaising with outside agencies for the purpose of promoting the activities within the home.

• Keeping records to demonstrate progress with activity programme and participation of residents.

• Assisting with the development of standards and policies for activities.

• Undertaking relevant training to maintain professional development.

• Assisting with fundraising events.

• Working with all staff towards agreed policies and standards of care in keeping with the stated beliefs of the Organisation.

• Working to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.

• Taking part in staff and residents meetings and in training activities as directed.

• Taking part in individual performance reviews as required

The ideal Activities Co-ordinator will demonstrate

• A caring and compassionate approach

• Patience and understanding of older people

• Knowledge of or a willingness to be trained in the correct procedures for carrying out all of their duties including use of moving & handling equipment

• An understanding of Health & Safety

• Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community

• Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff

• Team working skills

• Good timekeeping skills

• Professionalism

The ideal Activities Co-ordinator will have the ability to:

• Play an active role in creating a good environment

• Prioritise their work

• Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them

• Train for and take on additional responsibilities

• Listen carefully and attentively

• Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with

• Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace

• Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation

• Promote a positive image of the Organisation.

• Work to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.

Why choose us?

– Access to an Employee Assistance Programme supporting your mental health

– Comprehensive induction and training packages with buddy support

– We pay the Adult National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of age

– Stakeholder Pension Scheme

– 28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)

– Free parking at all of our services

– Be a part of an established, growing organisation with over 50 years experience

Experience isn’t essential but an empathetic and caring nature is, so if you are a compassionate person with patience and a willingness to learn, we want to hear from you.

What are the details?

– You’ll play a key role in supporting our residents with all aspects of their daily life, including updating records and care plans, answering emergency calls, greeting visitors etc

CONDITIONAL

Subject to change, confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

Rapport Housing & Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

Charity No: 254140.

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