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Activities Coordinator
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/55248/19368
  • Published: Mon 29/11/2021, 9:54 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 31/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 32.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £10.35 per hour
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Redhill

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Activities Coordinator

The starting salary for this role is £10.35 per hour. Working 32 hours per week.

Only candidates who are fully vaccinated prior to their start date or medically exempt from vaccinations can work within our care homes. This is a legal requirement set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

Are you looking for a role where you can use both your creative skills and bubbly personality to help elderly residents live positive and fulfilled lives?

The Activities Team are looking for someone to join them who is creative, full of energy and with a can-do attitude. 

The role is based in Service Delivery, which is the provider arm of the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care directorate. Service Delivery provides direct care to individuals living in their own homes and in-house residential establishments across the county. The service is registered with the Quality Care Commission (CQC) and works in accordance with good practice guidance and standards. Our Vision is to provide outstanding services and be an employer of choice with highly trained, passionate and dedicated staff.

As an Activities Co-ordinator, you will determine the needs of residents and day service users individually, through the use of life profiles, biography sheets or care plans in order to ascertain their personal preferences, abilities and potential for activities and entertainment. You will contribute to the individual care plans through assessment, discussion and regular reports to, or attendance at, case reviews and by maintaining accurate records so that our users' independence, choice and opportunities are maximised. 

You will also be responsible for the maintenance and safe storage of activity equipment and materials and develop resources for activities within a given budget. You will maintain a safe living and working environment through observation and implementation of health and safety regulations in order to meet statutory and departmental requirements. 

Activities Co-ordinators organise and carry out a range of activities both within our older people's homes and where appropriate outside, which promote life skills and social, physical and intellectual wellbeing for older, frail individuals and/or people with dementia.

Working within a care home setting you will use your motivated personality and practical skillset to understand and plan the types of activities older people enjoy and will be able to engage and motivate them.

Caring skills are imperative to enable you to provide practical and emotional support to our residents and their families.

If you think you've got what it takes to do this role and have ideas for how you can plan and deliver stimulating activities which promote the independence of our older residents, then we'd love to hear from you.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Additional Information

This is a 12 month fixed term contract.

The advert closes at 23:59 on the 31st December 2021. Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Julie Shamis on 01483404934 or by e-mail at julie.shamis@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.

Benefits

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.