Activities Coordinator

Keane Premier Healthcare

Activities Coordinator


Keane Premier Healthcare, Nerston, South Lanarkshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 weeks ago, 28 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: dbd03e7125ca4fc781a7944b15dc8be0

Full Job Description

Ryan Meadows Care Home is a purpose-built home situated in Nerston Village which is a residential area on the outskirts of East Kilbride. It has easy access to local amenities and transport links. Accommodation is provided over two floors, with 60 single rooms, five with en-suite shower facilities and 55 with en-suite toilet facilities. There is a passenger lift providing access to each floor where there is a spacious communal lounge, dining area and bathing facilities. There is a well maintained, spacious garden area for residents and their visitors to use and also a car park to the rear of the home.

Due to restrictions on the number of certificates we can issue at present, candidates without an existing visa or right to work in the UK are unlikely to be suitable for the advertised post.

As our Activities Co-ordinator you'll lead the way in helping to make the fun happen. You'll create a stimulating and varied programme of leisure activities and social events inside and outside the home. You'll also work with each new resident to understand their likes/dislikes, abilities and needs, and put together an individual social care plan for them that you'll evaluate regularly.

Your people skills, positivity and warmth will inspire everyone to get involved in activities. You'll enjoy working in partnership with relatives and other team members, as well as community groups and religious bodies to give residents all the support they need.,

  • Maintain a stimulating programme of leisure activities and social events for groups of residents and on an individual basis.

  • Consult with and assess each resident in order to identify their social and recreational requirements according to their likes, dislikes, abilities and needs.

  • Organise social and recreational events within and without the home.

  • Produce a weekly social events program and ensure that it is advertised within the home.

  • Formulate outcome-based support plans for each resident.

  • Ensure that the social care plan for each resident is in place within three weeks of the date of admission and reviewed regularly.

  • To assess on a regular basis the effectiveness of the program of social events and recreational pursuits.

  • Liaise and consult with relatives and other team members within the home when creating social care plans.

  • Assess and evaluate social care plans on a monthly basis.

  • Assist and support residents at mealtimes ensuring that the appropriate equipment is available, and that the ambience is conducive to a relaxed environment.

  • Liaise with the senior person in charge on a daily basis.

  • Involve residents in social events organised by the local community and encourage community groups to have involvement in the life of the home.

  • Ensure the spiritual and worship needs of residents are met.

  • Build and maintain a suitable stock of social events and hobby equipment such as: craft materials, board games, jigsaws, cards, needlework, paints, etc.

  • Provide inspiration, resources, and ideas to other team members to conduct group and one to one activities.

  • Maintain standards of infection control within the home and to assist residents to maintain their own infection control needs.

    Experience of working with vulnerable adults.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong organisational skills.

    28 days pro rata holidays.

  • High street discount through Blue Light Card.

  • Premium BorrowMyDoggy membership - as it says on the tin, borrowing a dog!

  • Vivup Employee Benefits Programme. Including cycle to work scheme, discounted gym memberships, free counselling services, savings on food and drink, leisure activities, shopping and much more!

  • Extensive induction and training programmes.

  • Promotion and progression opportunities.