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Activities Assistant

Location

Ipswich, Suffolk

Salary & Benefits

£8.82 phr

Vacancy Type

Permanent,

Full Time

Closing Date

21/10/2020

Activities Assistant 

Handford House, Ipswich

35 hours per week

£8.82 per hour

Handford House, located in Ipswich, provides nursing and dementia care for up to 52 residents. Our Activities team are fundamental to the residents sense of wellbeing and social enhancement. We are recruiting for an Activities Assistant to join the team.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Planning and facilitating daily, weekly, and monthly events to encourage socialisation, relaxation, and recreation.
  • 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 notes on each individual/group activity session undertaken on the activities record sheets.
  • Control and maintain stock of materials and resources to facilitate the activities programme.
  • Participate in the mandatory training programme required of the home.

Healthcare Homes offer an Employee Assistance Programme which is immediate access to a confidential telephone counselling and legal information service which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to include support such as financial and family concerns.