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Activities Coordinator posted by Excelcare

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Full Time
Cambridgeshire
£7.85 - £8.35 / hour

Job Description

We have an opportunity for an Activities Coordinator to join our team at Fitzwilliam House in Cottenham, Cambridge.

Key duties are:

  • Select and run interesting and targeted activities to enhances the lives of our residents (for example music, exercise sessions, games, quizzes, arts and crafts, trips ad outings)
  • Plan outings for residents, liaising with staff and external organisations
  • Encourage residents to take daily walks, if possible, and to avoid sitting indoors all day
  • Ensure the Home has a selection of appropriate activity materials available at all times
  • To encourage socialising across the Units
  • Cover outings or special events outside your normal working hours (desirable)
  • To promote links within the local community and schools
  • To lead SONAS therapy

Required Experience:

  • Experience within a relevant role working with elderly client group and/or working within a care home environment/setting
  • Six months experience working with elderly client group
  • Experience caring for an elderly client group with dementia

Personal Qualities:

  • Knowledge of community resource
  • 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
  • Politeness at all times when dealing with Residents as well as Colleagues

Here are some of the amazing benefits on offer in return for your hard work:

  • Paid Breaks
  • Annual Pay Reviews
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • DBS Check paid by company
  • Weekend and Bank holiday pay enhancements
  • Pension - Employees will be automatically enrolled into our designated workplace pension scheme
  • Free learning and development - You will be given the opportunity to develop yourself and advance your career through knowledge, skills and professional qualifications
  • Long service award - Recognition for service and commitment
  • Employee of the Month and the Excelcare Awards - Recognition of our committed people across the business for a job very well done
  • Refer a friend scheme - Introduce a friend and earn a generous financial reward
  • Depending on your role you could also receive free parking, free food on shift, flexible working and a free uniform

Reference Number

92/19

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