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Activities Coordinator - HCC10560

Job Details:

Salary range: £18,426 - £19,407 pro-rata, per annum (actual salary £11,453 - £12,063 per annum)
Work location: Cranleigh Paddock, Lyndhurst 
Hours per week: 23
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: 02 June 2019

Advert Text:

Working as an Activities Coordinator in one of our supporting roles, at our very friendly and welcoming residential unit set in a lovely rural area, is personally and professionally very rewarding. 

You will be resourceful and creative, organising activities and social events for elderly people who are frail or who have dementia. You will support our volunteers and engage with local community groups in making our home a part of that community.

With an empathy with the needs of older people, you will understand the importance of treating our residents with dignity and respect. You will also have a sense of fun and a natural ability to help our residents make the most out of everyday life. Yes, the work can be challenging, but the rewards are beyond measure. If you feel you can help to make our residential unit a place that our residents can really call home, we would love to hear from you.

The role requires you to work on a two-week rota, working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in week one and Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday in week two. In addition to your salary, you will receive excellent enhancements when working Sundays (paid at time and a half), and when working Bank Holidays (paid at double-time plus time off in-lieu).

Job Purpose:

To assist the Unit Manager in providing high quality residential care for older people in accordance with departmental policies and standards.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Planning, implementing and monitoring individual and group activity programmes. This will include the provision of feedback on individuals participation and social, emotional and physical progress / deterioration, also involvement in resident’s reviews where appropriate
  • Contributing to staff development and training in relation to implementing activity programmes, promoting independence, maintenance of skills and meeting the social and emotional needs of residents
  • Development of outreach work and supervision and support of volunteers
  • The provision of all aspects of personal care for residents, including observation of individual’s abilities with regard to mobility and giving assistance as appropriate, attending to the social and emotional needs of residents and encouraging them to participate in the home’s activities. Acting as escorts to residents when identified need
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of constructive relationships with carers and with colleagues in other agencies
  • A commitment to attend staff training and to participate in your own development through supervision and performance development. Effective participation in staff meetings and training courses
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the work you undertake is conducted in a manner which is safe for yourself, colleagues and service users
  • The role holder has sole responsibility for delivering results, and motivating teams / provides / community services / general public to respond. Results impact delivery in provision of high quality support for the emotional and social needs of clients. Planning, organising, prioritising, resource management, short and long term are key aspects of the role
  • Improve, innovate, creation of original ideas, identifying and implementing solutions. Consistent requirement on a daily basis in addition to long term planning. Essential to role
  • To undertake any other responsibilities and duties as appropriate to the nature and salary grade for the post

Role Requirements:

  • A – C GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Significant experience of providing personal care and can demonstrate that it is given with sensitivity, maintenance of dignity and is enabling in the approach
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate ability to support appropriate risk taking involving residents, staff and relatives
  • Awareness of the right to choice and independence of residents, knowledge of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990
  • Display a clear understanding of the ageing process and related conditions
  • Experience in developing activity programmes and knowledge of a range of different approaches to meet individual needs, including any necessary outreach work with Primary Health Care Teams, CPNs and other agencies
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the process of arriving at individual care plans and how activities are linked to the needs of individual residents
  • Commitment to attend staff training and participate in own development through supervision and performance development
  • Demonstrate a recognition that residents have abilities and skills which should be encouraged and supported to maintain independence
  • Understand and promote the rights of individual residents
  • Ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the post
  • Ability to work on own initiative and organise others when leading a group
  • Willing and able to undertake training where needs have been identified and demonstrate ability and willingness to acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of equal opportunities and in particular to the promotion of rights of older people

Working Conditions:

The following section provides an outline of the working conditions that may be encountered in this role:

  • Manual Handling of people/objects – daily (15kg+)
  • Job Characteristics: Working with vulnerable Adults, providing direct personal care and food handling
  • Work Environment: Outdoor work
  • Biological hazards: Animals/Birds/reptiles, people with infections e.g. TB, human blood or human bodily fluid, soil and waste
  • Chemical Hazards: Cleaning materials (irritant)
  • Display Screen Equipment user
  • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Vetting Requirements:

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check.

Contact details for an informal discussion:

Please contact Christopher Babbidge, Registered Manager, on 02380 283602

 

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

 

Corporate Equalities Employment Policy:  In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to any for achieving equality of opportunity in its employment practices. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, disability, age, ethnic or national origin, marital status, creed, sexuality, trade union activity or responsibility for dependants unless a Genuine Occupational Qualification (GOQ) applies. In order to combat indirect discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied to which would have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. 


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