Social Activity Coordinator

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2018-02-10 Nurseries Job Title: Social Activity Coordinator

Job Role: Activity Coordinator

Date Posted: 11 Jan 2018

Job Location: Barnet , London

Salary: £23,142 per year + Benefits

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Julia Landt

Job Reference: 1325SACOS

Description

This role is based at our Otto Schiff Care Home in Golders Green, London, and is 39 hours per week.

The purpose of this role is to support and promote a range of activities to integrate users into the social life of the centre. This will include both centre and outing based activities. You will provide support to help clients lead as independent a life as possible and take a person-centred approach in the care of the residents. The role will support both elderly residents with dementia, as well as younger adults with physical disabilities. You will provide stimulating recreational, educational and therapeutic activities which are in keeping with Jewish Care’s values

What you'll be doing:

  • In consultation with residents, families, colleagues, and management, to develop and implement a programme of stimulating activities, including outings, that will meet the social, physical, and emotional needs of residents and enable them to lead as full a life as possible, paying attention to the needs of older adults with dementia, younger adults with physical disabilities or mental health challenges.
  • Ensuring that staff and appropriate resources are available to support the activity programme including transport and staffing for outings to agreed standards of the Registered Manager.
  • Maintaining agreed standards of social care to meet the needs of each resident using the key worker scheme to provide a person centred planned programme of care for each resident in order to promote meaningful lives
  • Monitoring budget for planned activities and ensure that staff and resources are available and meet budgetary constraints.
  • Manage volunteers, who assist with activities and outings, ensuring a supportive and appropriate framework is managed and maintained.
  • Ensure that all activities and transporting of residents is carried out as safely as possible, by carrying out risk assessments in line with health and safety and the well-being of residents
  • Report to the Registered Manager details of residents who become unwell on journeys, or who show signs of general distress or obvious physical or mental discomfort.

What you'll need:

  • Relevant qualification for the post, e.g. general or specific course in recreational activity or equivalent.
  • QCF Level 2, promoting independence or a willingness to undertake QCF.
  • First Aid at Work Certificate or willingness to undertake first aid training.
  • Medication or willingness to undertake certificate to administer medication.
  • Experience of working with older people with dementia, adults with physical disabilities and younger adults with mental health challenges.
  • Experience of developing and implementing social activities within a care setting.
  • Experience of working with others, managing volunteers or staff that assist with activities.
  • Ability to organise and plan a person centred diverse social activity programme both in centre and outings.
  • A good knowledge of technical equipment set up, for example, projectors, computers, etc. with a knowledge in IT and applicable to some activities.
  • A knowledge of issues affecting the older adults with dementia, younger adults with physical disabilities and mental health challenges.

Benefits
Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.

About
Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified, therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.