Activity Care Worker

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2018-03-18 Care Homes Job Title: Activity Care Worker

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Activity Coordinator

Date Posted: 16 Feb 2018

Job Location: Borehamwood , Hertfordshire


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Salary: £7.83 to £8.65 per hour

Hours: Part Time

Contact Name: Nathan O'Donoghue

Job Reference: 436


Are you a caring and compassionate person who loves to help people? Would you like to work for a caring and compassionate organisation? Have you got a pleasant personality?

Then come and join us in our mission “for care – not profit”

Job main purposes

To work as part of the Home Care Team and provide a varied programme of activities for residents that satisfy their physical and intellectual needs. To ensure their safety and wellbeing at all times.

Job Benefits

  • Starting salary £7.83 per hour rising to £8.65 when fully qualified

  • Weekend and Bank Holiday salary enhancements

  • Excellent in-house training and development programmes

  • 28 days holiday rising to 32 days (inclusive of Bank Holidays)

  • Sick pay and pension scheme (employers contribution up to 5%)

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Benefits programme which offers discounts on cinema tickets, holiday packages and retail discounts

  • Employee assistance helpline providing confidential telephone counselling to help you balance your work, family and personal life

Job Description

  • To contribute to the creation of a pleasant environment, as a part of the Care Team, by undertaking a variety of group and one-to-one activities

  • To help residents enjoy the facilities of the home at all times

  • To produce and deliver a varied, entertaining and stimulating activities programme

  • To identify suitable volunteers to complement the work of other staff

  • To assist in fund-raising events

  • To assist in the production of publicity information relating to residents’ activities

  • To provide quality care, under the supervision of the Care Team Manager, by attending to residents’ physical and personal needs which may include toileting, feeding and any other personal needs

  • To help with the preparation and serving of meals and other appropriate domestic tasks

  • To talk and listen to individuals and help them overcome any anxieties whilst respecting their rights to privacy and dignity

  • To participate in staff meetings, training and development and staff supervision

  • To contribute to the preparation and review of individual residents’ care plans

  • To assist with the distribution of medication under the supervision of the Care Team Manager

Person Specification

  • Trustworthy

  • A passion to care for older people

  • Ability to use own initiative

  • Ability to develop and deliver a varied programme of activities

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to relate to residents and team members

  • A positive attitude

  • A very flexible approach to working hours

  • A good level of physical fitness

  • A good level of literacy and numeracy skills

  • NVQ2 in Care or willingness to study and to follow a mandatory training programme

  • Previous experience in a caring role and of fund–raising activities

  • Experience of communicating with people living with dementia

  • Sensitive to the needs of older people

  • A commitment to own professional development

  • Neat and tidy

  • Over 18 years of age

A full job description and person specification is available on application


  • Activity
  • Care
  • Personal Care

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