Activities Assistant

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 44984

Closing Date: 45014

Location: KY15 5YR

Salary: £10.02 per hour

Activities Assistant

Wellbeing and Activities Assistant

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Magic Moments Team. We believe in living life to the full. That’s why we are so passionate about supporting residents to participate in vibrant, stimulating activities. We call them: ‘Magic Moments’. Our Magic Moments programme encourages all-round wellbeing with a range of vibrant interactions to stimulate the Mind, Body and Soul. The Magic Moments team are key to helping our residents lead fulfilling lives, ensuring that their interests and needs are met, whilst allowing for their varying levels of physical and mental ability. Part of your time as a Wellbeing and activities Assistant will be spent getting to know our residents and their families before creating personalised activities programmes focused on boosting everyone’s wellbeing, independence and social engagement.

We offer a great range of benefits, which include:

-Competitive salary

-Various shifts available

-Refer a Friend scheme of £500 (increasing to £650 for any further referrals)*

-Free meals*

-Access to excellent training

-Career development opportunities

-Discounts and benefits suited to your lifestyle

-Free onsite parking

-Free uniform

-NEST work place pension contributions

-Long service awards

As a Wellbeing and Activities Assistant, you will:

-Assist in the assessment of the needs of the residents, through meeting with them, team members and family members

-Support providing stimulation and exercise to residents that meet their individual needs through a wide and varied activities programme including music, exercise and arts & crafts

-Build relationships with residents and families to gather life story information and ensure care plans and activities are developed and updated accordingly

-Spend individual time with residents, care staff and relatives to create personalised activities that engage our residents and reflect their interest and hobbies

-Assist in developing community links with local groups and arrange trips and excursions with varied destinations and purposes to involve as many residents in activity outside the Home

-Support in the roll-out of the Magic Moments initiatives and encourage others to be involved

-Assist in the creation of evidencing and tracking activity engagement via digital and written methods

To succeed you will be:

-Confident to deliver group and 1 to 1 activities

-A team player who engages well with others

-A strong communicator

-A genuine interest in promoting independence and life style opportunities for the elderly

-Energetic and hard-working

-Knowledgeable of basic IT Skills

-Flexible and adaptable to change

-Passionate about offering superior services and want to make a difference

-A glass half full person, with a sense of humour and a positive outlook.

*T&Cs apply