Position: Activities Coordinator
Care Home: Lakeview
Location: Leigh, Wigan (WN7 5ET)
Contract type: Temp maternity cover for 6 months
Shifts Available: Flexible (Incl. weekends)
Rate: £9.50 per hour
CQC Rating: Good (23-Jun-21)
About Exemplar Health Care:
We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs. We started our journey as a training company, and have grown into one of the country’s leading providers of adult specialist care, with over 35 complex needs care homes in England.
Our vision is that adults living with complex needs can access outstanding specialist care and support, in a community-based home that’s close to their family and friends, and that focuses on their personal goals and outcomes. Our person-centered care is the bedrock for maximizing independence, building everyday living skills and empowering people to live as fulfilled lives as possible.
Our mission is to make every day better for the people we support and our colleagues. We’re proud of the culture that we’ve created at Exemplar Health Care, which is underpinned by our vision, mission and values.
Lakeview supports 30 adults living with complex mental health needs, dementia, neuro-disabilities and physical disabilities.
The home has three ten-bed units, which gives it a homely and welcoming feel. One of the units is exclusively for those who identify as male, and another for those who identify as female.
Lakeview is rated ‘Good’ with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 on carehome.co.uk.
Lakeview's latest CQC report can be found here: https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-5405079721
To take a virtual tour of Lakeview click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXQoCrZQfvE
About the Role:
As an Activities Coordinator at Lakeview, you’ll support our Service Users to take part in activities that are meaningful to them. Your role will focus on supporting people to maximise their independence, build their everyday living skills and live their best life.
In the role, you’ll plan and deliver one-to-one and group activities, based on people’s unique needs and interests.
A big part of our care involves empowering people to be involved in their local community. As an Activities Coordinator, you could support people to take on new hobbies, to meet their friends, to go out for tea, to visit their regular hairdresser or to stay fit at the local gym – whatever they choose to do!
You’ll also arrange group activities and parties in the home to promote a sense of community.
Being an Activities Coordinator at Exemplar is extremely rewarding. You’ll see the difference you make each and every day, which provides great job satisfaction.
- A full clean UK driving license is essential
- You will need to be well organized 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
- 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 strong knowledge of the local community
- Ideally we are looking for someone with a artistic flair, whether that be in music or any of the other arts
About Your Career:
At Exemplar Health Care, we’re committed to investing in our colleagues. We recognize talent and promote from within.
As an Activities Coordinator at Lakeview, there are lots of opportunities to do continuing professional development and progress in your career if you wish.
We offer a range of in-house and external training programs, including:
- A bespoke induction including the Care Certificate
- Mandatory and statutory training (MAST) to refresh your skills
- Bronze, silver and gold awards as part of our Life Skills Toolkit
- Apprenticeships and higher apprenticeships including the Trainee Nursing Associate program
- ABC of Caring training program
As an Activities Coordinator, you can progress into a range of roles including:
- Lead Activities Coordinator
- Health Care Assistant
- Central Services role e.g. training.
About Your Benefits*:
We know that happy colleagues make the best colleagues! Exemplar Health Care has a unique rewards and benefits package. So whilst you’re busy caring for our service users, you can be assured that we’re caring for you.
Here are just a few of the ways we like to say thank you.
- Lifestyle and retail discounts at over 250 high street retailers
- Award winning 24/7 employee counselling and support service
- Paid DBS check
- Exceptional development opportunities including CPD Certificated programs
- fastPAYE – access your wage for additional hours worked before payday
- Blue Light Card access
- Company Shop membership
- Free uniform
About Our Values:
Our values underpin everything that we do and ensure that we continue to make every day better for our service users and colleagues. We look for these values in everyone who works with Exemplar Health Care:
Read more about our values here - https://www.exemplarhc.com/careers/our-values
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:
At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve. We provide a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.
How to Apply:
If this role sounds like a good match for you, please apply on our Exemplar HC website. If you have any specific questions please call us for an informal chat on 01977630830. Please note we only accept applications from U.K based applicants
“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
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 - 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 - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.
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 - we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.
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.
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.