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Activities Organiser

Location
Anita Dorfman House, Harrow, Stanmore, Greater London, HA7 3

Employment Type
Part Time

Salary
£10,621 + Benefits
Annual

Contact Type
Permanent

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Do you wish you worked for one of the best care companies around? We’re a multi award-winning organisation looking for an Activities Organiser in the Stanmore area. This part-time role (21 hours per week and may involve some weekend working) will be helping to provide an exceptional standard of care for our residents in Anita Dorfman House. We like to look after our employees, so in addition to your highly competitive salary we offer an excellent benefits package.

We are a team of many different backgrounds and cultures

Jewish Care is the leading health and social care charity serving the Jewish community in the UK. Though our clients are all of a similar religious tradition, our staff represent diverse cultures and faiths, bringing their own unique perspectives and individuality to their roles.

The purpose of this role is to support and promote a range of activities to integrate users into the social life of the centre. This will include both centre and outing based activities. You will provide support to help clients lead as independent a life as possible and take a person-centred approach in the care of the residents. The role will support both elderly residents with dementia, as well as younger adults with physical disabilities. You will provide stimulating recreational, educational and therapeutic activities which are in keeping with Jewish Care’s values

What you'll be doing: 

  • Developing and implementing a programme of stimulating activities, including outings, that meet the social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of residents so that they are enabled to lead as full a life as possible

  • Lead activities and assist in the provision of an environment which is motivating and stimulating which reflects residents’ Jewish identity and cultural needs.

  • Incorporating activities around Jewish festivals in the recreational programme as needed to meet the requirements of residents

  • Encouraging residents to maintain their links with the Jewish community by participating in events outside the home so that their social and recreational needs are met

  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of activities in order to ensure success of the activities programme

  • Facilitate and minute residents ‘meetings to ensure that all views are listened to and incorporated into action plans as required

  • Supporting volunteers who assist with activities in the home as required so that the team is effective in meeting its objectives

What you'll need:

  • Experience of working with older people with dementia, adults with physical disabilities and younger adults with mental health challenges.
  • Experience of developing and implementing social activities within a care setting.
  • Experience of working with others, managing volunteers or staff that assist with activities.
  • Ability to organise and plan a person centred diverse social activity programme both in centre and outings.
  • A knowledge of issues affecting the older adults with dementia, younger adults with physical disabilities and mental health challenges.

Why you’ll love working with us

No matter how old or young you are, if you want to make a difference where it’s needed most, see what we have to offer. On top of providing some of the most competitive rates of pay in the care industry, we give some excellent benefits including: 4% employer contribution pension, training, free meals, childcare vouchers, eye tests, employee referral bonus, and a generous mileage allowance for work – the list goes on!

If you want a fulfilling career with a company that rewards hard work then don’t hesitate, apply now!


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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