Activities Assistant

Location

Watford

Salary & Benefits

Up to £8.50 per hour

Vacancy Type

Full Time

Closing Date

22/08/2018

The Chase are recruiting for an Activities Assistant to join their team.  As an Activities Assistant you will ensure each resident has personalised activities which suit their needs, you will be required to get to know our residents and their families.  You will tailor an ongoing programme of activities and events for each resident aimed at promoting their independence and social engagement.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and facilitating daily, weekly, and monthly events to encourage socialisation, relaxation, and recreation.
  • Identify the needs of all residents, individually, through the use of the resident profiles, biographies and care plans.
  • Plan, organise and run a varied and stimulating monthly programme of activities.
  • Establish links with, and encourage involvement of the local community in the home, e.g. schools, colleges, religious and voluntary groups and museums.
  • Involve relatives in the activity programme and attend relatives’ meetings as appropriate.
  • Monitor the effects of the activities programme and write brief notes on each individual/group activity session undertaken on the activities record sheets for inclusion in either the residents’ care plan or an activities folder for residents.
  • Control and maintain stock of materials and resources to facilitate the activities programme.
  • Participate in the mandatory training programme required of the home.
  • Attend staff meetings and information sessions as required.