Activities Coordinator

St Andrew's Court, Hull

Life Skills/ Activities Coordinator 

Permanent - 40 hours per week

St. Andrews Court, Hull: HU3 5QE

Do you have experience of setting up, planning and scheduling activities in a care home environment, if so please get in touch and start making a difference?

You will soon see that we are not a standard nursing home but a bespoke person centred care home and our staffing level reflects that we are able to go the extra mile every day. You will have worked in a similar role in a similar environment previously.

Our home provides care for up to 18 adults with a range of complex needs including neuro-disabilities and mental health conditions, although smaller than some homes, the care we provide is no less than that of the larger Exemplar homes. Care and activity plans are built for each service user, tailored to their needs and likes. We ensure the goals set are achievable; the service user is happy and remains as independent as possible. 

Working with families, professionals and most importantly our service users, we build care and activity plans around individuals encouraging service users to be happy and develop their skills is important. We want to ensure they are working towards their goals, and gain a sense of achievement. 

Responsibilities:

Plan & organise in house activities, including social activities & events with the life skills team

Identify each Service Users needs whilst promoting independence and choice

Assist in the development of weekly programmes ensuring all individuals’ needs are attained

Plan and organise monthly residents meetings

Risk assess planned activities and venues with the Life Skills team

Access appropriate transport

Monitor and review Service Users participation

Help to organise and plan fund raising events

You will need to be well organised and whilst you should be a good team player you should also be able to work on your own initiative and be able to follow instruction.

About you

Your enthusiasm, warmth and compassion are a fundamental part in helping our Service Users to feel respected, included and cared for.  You will promote the core values of care, help maintain independence, dignity, assist with personal care and ensure the physical and emotional needs of our Service Users are met.

Ideally we would like you to have a QCF (NVQ) Level 2 in Health & Social Care

Experience and involvement in social and recreational activities for Service Users

A full driving licence is a MUST

A strong knowledge of the local community

Ideally we are looking for someone with a artist flair, whether that be in music or any of the other arts

What we can offer you:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday  (Pro rata)
  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers
  • Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline
  • Pension plan
  • Free car parking
  • Free uniform
  • Outstanding career progression
  • Comprehensive 3 day induction program
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualification
  • Refer a friend scheme – Up to £1,500

Exemplar Values

Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:

Fun
Integrity
Responsive
Success
Teamwork
 

Patients playing with water pistols

Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

Nurse – Exemplar Health Care

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.