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Care Home - Activities (Day)

Salary:
£8.85 per hour
Location:
Thornton Heath
Company:
Eltandia Hall Care Centre

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The Activities Coordinator is part of the caring team and as such works with other staff to care for the Service Users in the Home. The person appointed to the post will be expected to have an understanding of and sympathy with elderly people.

Main duties:

  • Promote the Company Mission Statement at all times.
  • Arrange entertainment and maintain appropriate documentation in line with the monthly activities budget.
  • Organise in-house and other events such as Christmas parties, Easter raffles, Summer fares and bonfire parties. Ensure that adequate supplies are purchased for the events whilst still working within the set budget.
  • Organise outings for the Service Users and escort when necessary, ensuring the appropriate staffing levels, transport and venues are taken into consideration.
  • Encourage Service Users to participate in the daily activities.
  • Assist in completing a profile of each individual Service User’s preferences to different activities and document in care plans.
  • Liaise with the Person in Charge with respect to the Service Users’ individual abilities on a regular basis.
  • Work to the appropriate Codes of Practice

Communication:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times in relation to the relevant data protection legislation.
  • Develop and maintain a good rapport with Service Users, relatives and be polite and courteous to all visitors. When answering the telephone, ensure professionalism at all times and that any messages taken are dealt with effectively.
  • Ensure safe use of equipment and report any defects to the Person in Charge.
  • Report incidents involving Service Users, staff or visitors immediately to the Person in Charge.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Ensure that reports are written in a timely manner and line with statutory requirements.
  • Participate in the creation of internal Newsletter.
  • Understand the importance of correct record management and own personal responsibilities in maintaining this through passwords, storage of documentation, and sharing information ( both paper-based or on electronic systems).
  • Report breeches of records security to line manager or the Caldicott Guardian.

General:

  • To be aware of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and your own responsibilities under this Act.
  • To participate in training programs which may be required either by law or Company Policy.
  • To report for duty at the correct time in accordance with off duty rota. Endeavour to cover colleagues’ duties in times of sickness and holidays.
  • To report for duty in a clean, tidy uniform and following the dress code as set out in the Employee Handbook.
  • To abide by the Home’s Employee Handbook and Company Policies and Procedures.
  • To be flexible and adaptable in participating in other jobs which are necessary for the smooth running of the Home and the safety of the Service Users.
  • To have an understanding of requirements detailed in Health and Social Care Act 2008 in line with standards set by the Regulators.
  • Support the Care Manager with the Home’s marketing plan
  • Promote, ensure and maintain the good reputation of the Care Home and the Company.
  • Ensure that the security of the Care Home is maintained at all times.
  • Comply with company policy and procedure in relation to infection control and prevention.
  • To work within the company's Information Governance policies in order maintain security of personal and sensitive data

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