Activities Co-ordinator (Portcullis House)

Location: Langport

Hour: 34.5 hours per week

Salary: £8.72 - £9.32 per hour

At Somerset Care, our values and culture are what makes us different. It is the culmination of all things we do that makes us a very special company to work for.

As an Activities Co-ordinator, you will be closely supporting Customers to live well, our customers deserve to be supported by someone who can share the next chapter in their life and make a real difference.

An Activities Co-ordinator is one of our most essential roles and involves:

Creating, organising and offering a range of activities to our customers.
Working with our care staff to encourage customers to take part in organised activities and provide one to one support.
Supporting our customers to maintain their daily living skills.
Organising outings to appropriate venues, including liaising with other homes, organising the transport and catering.
Advertising events externally and in the home with the support of the team around you.
Working with our customers to offer choices of group or one to one activities, identifying their likes and dislikes.
Keeping clear and accurate computerised records of the support provided.
Supporting customers in order to improve health and wellbeing in order to maintain contact with family and friends e.g. skype, internet.
Collating, developing and reviewing a social history/background record of likes and dislikes of our customers, referring to them when creating activities.
Working alongside Activity Co-ordinators from other homes by attending training programmes.
Working with the team around you to raise any concerns you have regarding our customers.

What we need from you:

A caring, kind and empathetic approach.
To be passionate about making a difference.
Enthusiasm - bringing activities to life.
Good communication skills.
To work flexibly on set shifts including weekends.
A basic level of IT or willingness to undertake basic IT training with support.

Benefits of working as a Care Assistant:

Working for a home rated as “Good” by the CQC
Fully Paid Training and Personal Development Plan
Access Wagestream - so you can now access your earned wages into your bank account before payday if needed.
Refer a Friend bonus
Free DBS background check
Pension contributions
Exclusive discounts suited to your lifestyle through 'My Care and Reward'
Cycle to Work Scheme

No experience is necessary as you will be given full training and support right from the outset.

We can offer you so much more than a career; we offer the chance to gain qualifications whilst working, progression opportunities and many other fantastic benefits of working for a large care company. All we ask is that you are passionate about helping others.

If you would like to make a difference to people’s lives we would love to receive your application, or to find out more, please contact our Recruitment Team on 01823 448321.

Trainee rate of pay (16 & 17 year olds): £6.21 per hour

Somerset Care, so much more rewarding. Do more than a job, change a life………