Activities Assistant

Handsale Ltd
Earls Colne
24 Nov 2019
28 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Activities Assistant - Weekend
Earls Colne, Colchester CO6
Part-time, Permanent

If you love focusing on the care of individuals, keeping them occupied and energetic, this is the right opportunity for you!

We are a leading provider of residential, nursing and EMI care homes in the UK. Right now, we are actively hiring for a professional and experienced Activity Co-ordinator to join our Team.

Located just 7 miles from Colchester, Colne Place Care Home is purpose built 33-bed care home offers residential and respite care to elderly members of the community.

  • Highly Competitive rates of pay (£9.14 hourly)
  • Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme
  • Excellent training and support
  • Established, Reputable, Forward Thinking Employer

Apply Now OR Simply visit us at Colne Place Care Home CO6 2RB - Mon to Fri 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm in afternoon. Kindly do confirm your presence in advance.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Help Clients to socialise within the Care Centre, and provide a variety of activities that cater for all tastes.
  • Plan and initiate monthly rolling / individual programmes, and encourage Clients to maintain pre- existing hobbies.
  • Encourage Staff Members, Relatives and Friends to participate in the Care Centre's activities.
  • Accompany Clients, where possible, to off site activities, which may occasionally take place outwith normal working hours.
  • Help to create an atmosphere that suits individual Clients within the Care Centre.
  • Assist with fund raising, and budgeting, for entertainments, materials and outings.
  • Maintain full and accurate records of daily activities using appropriate documentation, and assist the Named Carer to review and update Client Care Files.
  • Report any changes in Clients' physical or emotional condition to the Home Manager or Person in Charge.
  • Provide comfort and company, on a one to one basis, for Clients who are unable to undertake any form of activity.
  • Actively market the Care Centre and promote a positive personal / professional profile within the local community, ensuring the good reputation of the Care Centre at all times..
  • Report immediately to the Home Manager, or Person in Charge, any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Client, colleague, self or another.
  • Understand and ensure the implementation of the Care Centre's Health and Safety policy, and Emergency and Fire procedures.
  • Report to the Home Manager, or the Handyperson, any faulty appliances, damaged furniture, equipment or any potential hazard.
  • Promote safe working practice in the Care Centre

Required Experience, Skills and Qualifications

  • Previous experience of working with the relevant Client group
  • Qualification in remedial / occupational therapies
  • Flexible approach towards working routines
  • Satisfactory CRB / DBS checks


  • Proven ability to develop and organise a range of events / activities for Clients in all Client categories
  • Good communication and organisational skills
  • Positive, upbeat personality
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Friendly, creative and confident
  • Genuine interest in working with the relevant Client group

Apply Now OR Simply visit us at Colne Place Care Home CO6 2RB - Mon to Fri 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm in afternoon. Kindly do confirm your presence in advance.