Activities Assistant

Location

Sherborne, Dorset

Salary & Benefits

£8.35 per hour & £1 per hour extra at weekends

Vacancy Type

Full Time,

Part Time

Closing Date

22/05/2019

Activities Assistant  

The Old Vicarage, Sherborne

30 hours per week

£8.35 per hour

When we launched Healthcare Homes in 2005, our main objectives were to create an environment where residents receive the highest standards of care; where dignity is respected; where talents and interests are encouraged; and where life is lived to its fullest potential.

We have remained 100% focused to these objectives, and today continue to deliver the highest quality residential and nursing care to all residents who live in any one of our 35 homes across the South East.

Our Home

Set in secluded, beautifully landscaped gardens, woodland and meadow, and with stunning views overlooking the Dorset countryside, it’s hard to resist the charms of the Old Vicarage. As soon as you step through the front door of this charming country house, you’ll discover an oasis of comfort, warmth, calm and relaxation.

The Old Vicarage has 40 comfortable, modern en-suite rooms, all with free Wi-Fi and telephones.

The Activities Assistant with Healthcare Homes is an essential role to support the well-being of our residents. Our ethos is all about celebrating life, so we aim for all our homes to be vibrant, joyful communities with a wide range of stimulating activities and entertainment to suit every taste and ability.

To 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.

You will need to be creative, inspiring, and organised. Experience within a similar role and environment would be preferable.

The skills and experience of an Activities Assistant would be;

  • A knowledge and/or previous experience of working within a relevant and appropriate healthcare environment is essential.
  • Able to plan, organise and execute a varied and stimulating monthly programme of activities.
  • Ability to manage and co-ordinate multiple tasks.
  • Ability to identify needs of collective group and tailor activities accordingly.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate an ability to ensure confidentiality
  • Level 2 or 3 Activity Provision QCF award or equivalent is desirable but training can be provided.

This is a fantastic time to join Healthcare Homes, as we continue to grow and develop our services. If you have the unique qualities required for this exciting role and want to work with an organisation that provides the type of care you’d expect for you r loved ones, we would welcome your application.

The successful Activities Assistant  will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Healthcare Homes is an equal opportunities employer and regulated by CQC.