Activities Assistant - Wickmeads

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2018-04-15 Care Homes Job Title: Activities Assistant - Wickmeads

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Activity Coordinator

Date Posted: 16 Mar 2018

Job Location: Bournemouth , Dorset

Salary: £8.25 8.25 per hour

Hours: Part Time

Contact Name: Danny Edwards

Job Reference: 1253/1592

Description

We're looking for a dedicated and caring Activities Assistant to join our team at Wickmeads in Tuckton

  • 30 hours per week
  • £8.25 per hour (pending a pay review in April 2018)
  • Excellent training and a supportive working environment

As the Activities Assistant you'll work with the Activities Lead to provide a range of imaginative and enjoyable activities for our elderly residents, some of whom are living with dementia. You will also help plan a social and activities calendar covering a wide range of activities and personal interests, including indoor and outdoor events.

Wickmeads is a newly built 50 care home that has been designed according to the latest research into dementia and elderly care. 

Please note this role includes covering alternate weekends and some Bank Holidays (plus pay enhancements).

About Care South

As a not-for-profit charity our focus isn't on targets or sales - it's on supporting people who need help to get the best out of life by offering high quality, compassionate care. We know that it's the care that counts - not only of our care home residents and home care customers but also of our employees. We employ over 1,500 people across our 20 residential and home care locations across the south of England and our HEART values of Honesty, Excellence, Approach, Respect and Teamwork are fundamental to how we treat each other, the way we work, and the care that we provide every day.

About you:-

You will be social and outgoing with excellent communication skills, an empathetic attitude, and able to effectively manage your time. Full training will be provided but previous relevant experience, preferably in a care setting, will be an advantage.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Excellent induction programme and ongoing commitment to your training and development
  • Career opportunities
  • Company Pension and Life Assurance Schemes
  • Care South Savers: a staff discount scheme providing access to a range of on-line and high street discounts
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and Child Care Vouchers
  • DBS check paid by us and uniform provided
  • Care South Stars Annual Staff Awards - recognising excellence in individuals and teams

Skills/Qualifications:

  • care
  • carer
  • care assistant
  • health care assistant
  • HCA
  • support worker
  • elderly care
  • residential care
  • social support
  • activities

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