Parkside House Care Home, Parkside Road, Reading, RG30 2DP
We know that family can come from anywhere. At Bupa Care Homes, it's our privilege to care for people - treating each resident as if they were part of our own family. Right now, we're looking for a creative and caring Activity Coordinator to join our friendly team at Parkside House Care Home in Reading to help us be the positive difference to our residents' lives.
Working hours and salary
£9.10 per hour
May include some evening and weekends
37.5 hrs per week Full-time unpaid breaks
What your typical day involves
Running a morning and afternoon activity session. Activities are tailored to our residents but can include musical acts, days out, exercise classes, visitors from the community, arts and crafts, the possibilities are endless!
Producing and updating an activity planner for the home, working to a set activities budget
Supporting our residents and encouraging them to partake in activities
Organising birthday surprises for our residents
Ensuring everything is organised for planned activities, events, performers and co-ordinating days out
Liaising with external companies and performers from the local community to organise days out/events at the home
Assisting with breakfast, lunch and dinner duties (when necessary)
Organising one to ones with our residents, this might involve reminiscing tools, puzzles, reading or just a cup of tea and a chat
Updating paperwork, care plans, activity notes and managing emails
Supporting the home with their social media channels as required
Who we're looking for
You're a creative thinker with plenty of ideas, who can also manage budgets and maintain paperwork, effectively managing priorities as they arise. Wanting to make a real difference, you're interested in caring for others, sharing your sense of humour and spreading your infectious enthusiasm for making people's lives better. Whether it's motivating colleagues to support each activity or event, making links in the local area or even getting friends and family involved, you'll pack a lot of community spirit into everything you do.
What's in it for you?
Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development, access to internal apprenticeship schemes
Your DBS Check (£40) paid for
Access to Wagestream - an app-based service that offers you the choice to be in control of when you access your earnings*
NEST workplace pension, life assurance & bereavement support
28 days annual leave (inclusive of statutory bank holidays)
Hot meal provided on a 12-hour shift
Refer a friend bonus scheme
Health & wellbeing tools; including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments
Shopping Discounts (via Xexec)
Cash plan (after 18 months' service) giving you the ability to claim on more everyday items such as dental, optical and private prescriptions
Free flu vaccine
*Only available to permanent employees where HealthRoster is used.
About our home
Set in Reading, near Prospect Park, Parkside House is accessible by bus from Reading train station with a bus stop just a 5-minute walk from the home. The home provides nursing and residential care for both permanent and short term stays. With a real family feel, the team are passionate about providing person-centred care, championing dignity and independence - organising a wide variety of activities meaning there's no typical day here. As part of the team, you're supported from day one to learn, develop and encouraged to progress.
Who we are
As a leading healthcare group, we run care homes, retirement villages, health centres, dental centres and hospitals all over the world. As well as providing insurance to over 16 million people. We're a big company but no matter what business area you're in, our purpose is simple - helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.
And we have a belief in you to help us achieve it.
Please note, this role is not at or above RQF Level 3 and therefore is ineligible for sponsorship under the UK's Points Based Immigration System.
Here you'll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve. You'll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose - helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.