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Retirement Living Activity Coordinator

Location
Pears Court, Harrow, Stanmore, Greater London, HA7 1

Employment Type
Part Time

Salary
£23,331 + Benefits
Annual

Contact Type
Permanent

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Jewish care is pleased to offer a rare opportunity for an outstanding candidate to join our team as Activity Coordinator for our flag ship retirement community Pears Court, located in Stanmore, Hertfordshire.  This is a prestigious new build development, which is part of our Sandringham Campus site.  Phase 2 of this exciting development will be opening in Spring 2021, offering 48 one and two-bedroom retirement housing properties for rental.  You will support and promote a range of activities to integrate tenants into the social life of the service and provide support to help clients lead as independent a life as possible with a person-centred approach. This is a part-time position workng 18 hours per week.

To find out more about our new Care and Community hub, please head to https://jewishcare.org/sandringham and check out our unique range of services and facilities! 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Consulting with tenants, families, colleagues and management to develop and implement a programme to include a wide range of musical, creative and stimulating activities that will meet the social, physical and emotional needs of tenants and enable them to lead as full a life as possible, paying attention to the needs of older adults with dementia
  • Ensuring staff and appropriate resources are available to support the activity programme including transportation and staffing for events and outings
  • Working with the Registered Manager to ensure events and activities are arranged in line with budgetary requirements
  • Managing volunteers who assist with activities, ensuring a supportive framework is maintained
  • Ensuring all activities are risk assessed to warrant health & Safety and wellbeing of the tenants
  • Creating person-centred activity support plans and risk assessments
  • Encouraging tenants to participate in social and recreational events outside of the home to maintain their links with the Jewish Community

What you’ll bring to Jewish Care:

  • A relevant qualification for the post e.g. general or specific course in a recreational activity (Essential)
  • NVQ level 3, promoting independence or willingness to undertake NVQ (Desirable)
  • Experience of working in the field of recreational/social activity
  • Experience of working with individual clients and with groups
  • Experience of working with older people with varying abilities and needs who may also suffer from Dementia
  • Experience of creating risk management plans and activity support plans
  • Experience working in partnership with families, carers, volunteers and community members
  • Working knowledge of delivering an effective, high-quality activity and social inclusion program
  • Substantial knowledge of Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint
  • Awareness of physical and mental health issues affecting older people
  • Ability to demonstrate welcoming and high-quality customer service
  • Ability to identify and access local groups and facilities

What we do:

Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation and the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week including older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs, Holocaust survivors and many more. We are proud to be a multi award-winning organisation, receiving prestigious awards that include The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Why you’ll love working with us:
Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. Though our clients are of similar religious tradition, our staff represent various cultures and faiths, bringing their own unique perspectives and individuality to their roles.


Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. To request a full job description, please email Recruitment3@jcare.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

Benefits
Jewish Care offers excellent benefits and training to all staff. Benefits include, free meals, 20 day’s annual leave, Jewish Care Pension scheme, various discounts, Loans and mileage reimbursement, ride to work scheme, eye tests, employee referral bonus and more.

About
Jewish Care is a leading communal organisation. We are the largest health and social care charity for the Jewish community in the UK, caring for nearly 7,000 people every week. Approximately 1500 staff from multi-cultural backgrounds together with 3,000 volunteers help to maintain their service. It provides a wide range of services to help meet the community’s physical, social and emotional needs, both directly and in partnership with other organisations. We care & support many people including; older people with dementia, disabilities, mental health needs and Holocaust survivors and many more.
We aim to make a positive impact on the lives of Jewish people by creating excellent social care that enhances well-being and inspires them to stay connected to their community. The organisation is committed to finding innovative solutions tailored to the people who use their services.
We are a proud to be multi award winning organisation. Prestigious awards and accolades they have received include; The Skills for Care Best Employer for over 250 people, and The Investors in People Gold standard.

Please be aware that this vacancy will close, once a sufficient number of suitable candidates have been identified therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

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