Activity Coordinator

Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7LL
Sheffield Road, Chesterfield Derbyshire S41 7LL
Job Type
Permanent
Job Category
Activities
Shift Type
Days
Shift Structure
40 hours per week
Closing Date
Pay
£11.44

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 – Riverdale Care Home

£11.44 per hour

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 Coordinators 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.

Main Duties

  • 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

Within walking distance from the Parish Church and the River Rother, Riverdale Residential Care Home provides specialist residential and dementia care in a warm and friendly environment.

We are the proud winners of the 2023 LaingBuisson award for Excellence in Large Residential Care. Riverdale Care Home is a 40 bed, cosy, comfortable and welcoming home within close proximity to Chesterfield city centre. With Orchard Care Homes, your professional development is actively encouraged, you will receive plenty of training to support your growth.

Benefits:

  • 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.

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