Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England
Activities Manager required within a luxury senior living complex in Marlow!
Location: Marlow, SL7
Hours: Full Time - 40hrs per week. Flexible hours around activities
Salary: £16,000-£19,000 pa
MANAGEMENT OF: Activities Assistants, Volunteers
The Activities Manager is responsible for developing and co-ordinating a successful activities
and volunteer programme. This includes internal and external communication about activities focused programmes for the residents. It also includes networking within the home to recruit,
train and place volunteers alongside the Care Assistants in the team. The Activities Manager will
assess residents' interests, plan and manage resources to aid correct volunteer placement, and support activities programme needs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to):
·Always to liaise with the Care Services Team regarding particular activities that may
be beneficial and stimulating, and remember special events such as birthdays and
anniversaries. Remember to document activities on appropriate care plans and in
care plan records.
·Prepare and review the monthly activities calendar.
·Assess, plan and manage facilitation of a comprehensive activities programme utilising
resources through activities, staff members and volunteers.
·Co-ordinate with other Heads of Departments to ensure that all equipment and supplies are on hand for routine activities and special events.
·Recognise volunteers at least quarterly and at an annual award event within the home.
·Ensure the provision of specialist media for residents with special needs, such as news
tapes, book tapes, large letter books and Braille, as required.
·Take the lead in organising and delivering individual and group activities.
·Organise and participate in key events held throughout the year, such as the summer fete, seasonal celebrations, parties, charity events and so on.
·Explore affordable events that promote income generation whilst ensuring all residents have equal access to events and are not exposed to any form of potential or actual abuse.
·Support resident and relative home meetings and participation forums, leading on
developing a resident newsletter at least every three months.
·Creatively gain feedback from residents, their families and the staff team to ensure that
the activities offered are relevant and meet the residents' needs and choices. Provide the General Manager with required activities reports.
·Network in the local community to establish a relationship with local businesses, organisations and schools to build and maintain a volunteer base for the whole home. Encourage family, staff and care home volunteers to participate as a regular part of the activities programme.
·Work with the General Manager to ensure efficient use of the allocated activities budget and efficient stock control.
Who we are looking for:
·Level 2 (QCF) Supporting Activities Provision in Social Care - desired
·Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
·Team player, self-motivated, proactive, flexible and adaptable.
·Able to organise and prioritise workload, and work under pressure.
·Ability to provide basic audit and activity reports.
·Full, clean driving licence.
If this sounds like your next role, apply online or call Applyfor more details. Quote j2132
- £ 16000 - 19000 Per year
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 16 Jun 2017
Closes 14 Jul 2017
This job was posted to: Care assistant