Activities Coordinator (Specialist Unit) Preston

Full Time

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About us

Dovehaven Lodge is a modern care home located in the quiet town of Ingol in Preston. Being a large facility, the home is split into three smaller communities that all provide a specialist form of elderly care to residents who are living with dementia or have other general nursing needs. At the heart of our home is a tight knit team who always go above and beyond for the needs of our residents. Led by Home Manager Wendy Newman, the whole home is united in the mission of making the lives of our residents and their families more comfortable and happy.

About the role

This creative and rewarding role is pivotal to the quality of lives of our residents. We are looking for a caring individual who is enthusiastic and organised. You will be required to create ideas, organise social and recreational events, both in and outside of the home, and consult with our residents to identify their social and recreational interests, generate enthusiasm and support the delivery of these activities. You will have the ability to deliver group and one to one activities where required.

You will plan, implement and promote a wide range of activities to support the physical and mental wellbeing of our residents. Ideal candidates will have previous experience within a similar setting, ideally with groups of people who have a variety of needs, abilities and tastes. Working as part of a wider team, you will be committed to improving the lives of elderly residents with various health conditions.

As part of our recruitment process you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check. Their code of conduct can be found on the following link that you can copy and post to your web browser if you wish to read:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice

Job Types: Full Time, Permanent

Salary: £11.50 per hour

The Benefits

  • Fortnightly pay
  • 28 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Cost of DBS Check paid for you
  • Up to 9 months free mental health support
  • Free Uniform
  • Paid induction training and ongoing development through out training academy

The Ideal Candidate

Caring and sensitive to the needs and abilities of others.
Committed to providing service excellence and promoting a positive image of the homes at all times.
Committed to promoting dignity and respect for all our service users.
Able to provide emotional and social support.
Able to plan and communicate effectively and engage others in varying activities.

Your Skills and Experience:
The ability to be compassionate and empathetic in your approach to caring for older people, either through previous roles in social care or in other roles.
To be self-motivated, resilient and well-organised.
To be dependable, able to work well under pressure and flexible to meet the needs of the residents and the Home.

In return we offer:
As part of our recruitment process you will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS check. Their code of conduct can be found on the following link that you can copy and post to your web browser if you wish to read:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-code-of-practice

If you feel you have the right values for our family run Company, you will be supported by a programme of induction, training and development throughout your career with us.

In accordance with the Asylum and immigration Act 2006 you will need to demonstrate your eligibilty for employment in the United Kingdom. If your application is successful you will need to provide evidence, in its original format for verification.

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