Extraordinary People, Exceptional Care
Are you out going, love to stand up in front of a crowd and have an imagination like no other?
The role of an Activities Co-ordinator might be your casting call!
Activities Coordinator – Chatsworth Lodge Care Home in Chesterfield 27.5 hours per week
£10.42 per hour
Location: Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3BQ
**We are not able to offer Sponsorship for this position.
Introduction to the role
Whether it is creating an interactive film day, decorating one of the lounges as a tearoom or hosting a sing-along session, our Activity Co-ordinators are centre stage in homes.
Activities in our homes play vital part in maintaining the physical and mental well-being of the people living within the home. Working alongside the individuals, their families and home staff, you will create daily activities that are engaging, fun, meaningful and memory evoking.
Alongside home-based activities, you will coordinate external performers, building relationships with individuals and organisations to deliver a wide range of activities. You may also support the homes to maintain their social media platforms, capturing moments to share with families and promote the home within the local community.
Must have experience working with dementia.
- Plan & gain approval for a programme of varied group and/or individual events following discussions with individuals, care staff & relatives. Publicise & communicate the programme, ensuring that all individuals have access.
- Run all events on the programme giving regard to patient safety, comfort & enjoyment. Group events may include craft classes, music, films, quizzes, bingo, reminiscence, and entertainment.
- Accompany people on outings, ensuring adequate provision of care staff & that all safety standards are met, particularly with regards to mobility.
- Keep records of all finances associated with the programme, which must be in keeping with the agreed budget. Assist in fund raising activities. Manage supply of all equipment.
- Organise regular visits from Ministers of religious denominations. Assist with transport for individuals who wish to attend religious services.
About Orchard Care Homes
With easy access and links to the centre of the market town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Chatsworth Lodge provides care for up to 40 older people needing additional support in daily life.
Winner of the Gold trophy for Best Smaller Care Home Group at the CHA (Care Home Awards) 2021.
Orchard Care Homes has been providing care for older people for over 15 years. We are committed to being at the heart of the local community and delivering the same level of care that we would all wish for our loved ones.
We believe in investing in our people. Your professional development is actively encouraged, and you will receive plenty of training and progression opportunities across our portfolio of homes.
- Access to Blue Light Discount Card.
- Excellent training and progression opportunities, from day one, with career pathways to enable you to grow and develop.
- Recognition schemes, such as ‘Making a Difference’ and an annual awards ceremony, recognising our dedicated staff team.
- Free Uniform and car parking.
- Access to our 24/7 Employee Support Hub offering confidential support on personal and professional issues
At Orchard Care Homes, we value our employees. Click here to find out more about our wide range of benefits.