|We’re seeking an organised and creative Dementia Focused Activities Co-Ordinator. This key role will support and direct our care team in the delivery of meaningful activities and engagement for the continued well-being of our residents.
A purpose built care home, Palmerston has been designed for older people who have personal care needs and specialises in care for those living with dementia. There are 39 resident rooms.
Responsible to the Home Manager, the successful applicant will get to know the individual residents and gain knowledge of their individual life story, experience and interests, and taking account of their current level of physical, cognitive and psychological ability, select personally meaningful activities that most engage each person.
Key Objectives of the role: All care staff should engage in purposeful activities with residents. The purpose of this role is to coordinate the delivery of these activities to stimulate residents and improve their well-being, and ensure that activities records are maintained.
If you’d like further information about the role, please contact our HR Administrator, Claire Thomas : firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 07960052472.
Applicants should refer to the Job Description for full details and submit their CV to cthomas@abbeyfieldandwesley..org.uk
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||Dementia Activities Co-ordinator
||§ All care staff should engage in purposeful activities with residents. The role of the Activities Coordinator is to coordinate the delivery of these activities to stimulate residents and improve their well-being.
§ To ensure that activities records are maintained.
||§ To get to know the individual residents and gain knowledge of their individual life story, experience and interests, and taking account of their current level of physical, cognitive and psychological ability, select personally meaningful activities that most engage that person.
§ To think creatively to develop a diverse and engaging programme which includes individual hobbies through to group events.
§ To create and maintain an activities calendar (annual, monthly, daily).
§ To arrange for the activities noted on the activities calendar to take place, including the participation of care staff and volunteers.
§ To promote awareness of the importance of activities with residents, motivating and inspiring team members.
§ To maintain full and accurate records of activities (for individual residents and groups) in order to monitor, record and evaluate individual and group participation and success.
§ To liaise with the Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager to support and promote and coordinate volunteer involvement with activities and those undertaking work experience.
§ To engage with residents’ relatives.
§ To identify and liaise with local community groups and organisations to ensure residents have the opportunity to participate in external activities where appropriate.
|§ To provide reports on activities.
§ To attend appropriate training and development sessions.
§ To maintain confidentiality at all times.
§ To be aware of and comply with safe working practises as laid down by legislation and regulation.
§ To uphold and provide equality and diversity in all aspects of employment practises and service.
||§ Proven ability to be self-motivated and work alone as well as part of a team.
§ Energy & enthusiasm.
§ Excellent communication skills.
§ Experience of working or engaging with older people.
§ Understanding of person centred care.
|This job description is not exhaustive nor does it cover every issue that may arise within this role at various times. It is not designed to be rigid or inflexible but does provide guidelines as to the expected duties undertaken whilst in post.
Abbeyfield & Wesley are unable to provide sponsorship for Visa applicants for this particular post, as such applicants must hold the right to work in the UK to be eligible.