Activities Coordinator Permanent job in Forres at Renaissance Care Scotland Ltd

Activities Coordinator - Permanent

Company: Renaissance Care (Scotland) ltd

Location: Forres UK

Date Posted:Dec 23, 2014

We are looking for an permanent Activities Coordinator at 15hrs per week to be responsible for planning and preparing a variety of activities and outings for elderly residents in our Forres Care Home. This is a bank post and so will be on an as and when required basis.Previous experience within a care home or a similar environment is advantageous but not essential. You must have excellent, proven communication and organisational skills enabling you to motivate the client group. Some of your key duties are listed below: - To plan a programme of activities, in consultation with residents, relatives, staff, and the care home manager. - To complete the social activities preference assessment with all new admissions, and review on a regular basis, thereafter. - To converse with residents, on a one to one basis, respecting confidentiality and privacy. - Individual letter writing, shopping, read aloud, card/board games, and assistance with the pursuing of individual hobbies or interests. - Assisting in fund raising activities, thereby ensuring financial resources are available to pay for outside entertainers and outings. - Arrange activities for residents with special needs, to include reminiscence therapy, rehabilitation of domestic skills, chair exercises, music & movement, etc. - Organise regular visits from representatives of all religious denominations, and assist in arranging transport for those residents who wish to attend church services. - Monitor library books, talking books, etc., noting any special requests. - Supervise resident and group activities, having regard for their comfort and safety at all times. - Liaise with residents’ and relatives’ to understand their social needs. - Maintain comprehensive records for residents’ participating in activities. - Cooperate and liaise with all other staff members and be aware of all routines that may be affected by events and activities. Before confirming an appointment for this vacancy, the successful candidate is required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Group (PVG) membership through Disclosure Scotland. PVG membership costs £59. If the successful candidate is already a PVG Scheme member the cost of a "Scheme Update" of £18 is met by the Employer. If the successful candidate is not a PVG Scheme member the cost of PVG membership will be paid by the successful candidate. To apply, please forward your CV by email or phone 01309 676307 to request an application. View full job description
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