More about the job
Overtime opportunities available if you are willing to travel between Colten Care homes.
Joining the team as a 'Colten Companion' (Activity Organiser / Activity Co-ordinator / Support Worker), ensures that the residents of our care home can look forward to a calendar of meaningful activities that contribute to their overall wellbeing.
The Activities / Companionship role is very rewarding. You will be responsible for co-ordinating a rolling calendar of entertainment within the home that includes: planning and delivering games, quizzes, arts and crafts; arranging days out on the minibus; booking outside entertainers and organising fundraising and themed events. Activities can be of any size from 'whole home events' through to smaller group activities and quiet, one to one sessions and your role is to organise and run these events as per the rota, to meet our residents' needs.
You will actively encourage involvement with community groups, inviting people into the home to join us on occasions such as gala functions, raffles, fetes, coffee mornings and other sponsored activities. The role is fun and varied; no two days are the same and you will be making a positive difference to the physical and intellectual wellbeing of residents in your care.
More about you
As someone who enjoys bringing sunshine into the lives of older people you will love to organise events and activities and have a happy, friendly disposition. You’ll be a committed, caring and patient person who shares our goal of delivering excellence in person centred care.
In this role, we look for personal qualities that match our company values: friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest. Other essential qualities are about being flexible and approachable, with excellent communication skills and a good level of computer and keyboard skills.
A relevant qualification or experience in entertainment / performance is desirable but not essential.
We will support you with ongoing development, in a team-based community, with staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector.
We offer internal development and progression, and when opportunities become available encourage Colten Companions to take the next step up to become Team Leaders. Ideally, you’ll have previous leadership experience, along with some experience of preparing and managing rota’s and budgets.
More about the benefits
we offer truly competitive rates of pay plus excellent enhancements
support with studies and diploma qualifications (depending on job role)
excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support
you’ll be trained to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard
we provide fantastic homely environments
work with friendly teams and a great support network of internal professionals
offer real career progression opportunities
reward you for recommending others to work for Colten Care
we annually review salaries and hourly pay rates
additional hours / overtime opportunities
hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu
free uniforms provided
contributory pension scheme
background checks at no cost to you
‘Extras’ our exclusive employee discount scheme & access to a free advisory support service
More about us
Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 20 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. Our services include residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care. We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work.
Our aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’
More contact info: Get in touch with the team on 01425 460955.
Note: Your employment is subject to the receipt of two satisfactory job references plus an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) background check.