Activities Co-Ordinator

Castlegardens Nursing Home

We are now looking for an Activities Co-Ordinator to join the team on a full time basis in Castlegardens Nursing Home, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. This is a 6 month fixed term contract.Purpose of the Role
The role of Activities Coordinator is to support the Residents in carrying on of their daily activities under the direction and supervision of qualified nursing staff. The Activities Coordinator will ensure that the Resident’s privacy and dignity is respected at all times.The Activities Coordinator will organise and maintain on a daily basis all standard activities, actively helping to promote and create the environment referred to in the mission statement and plan and implement special activities as requested by or as deemed to be of interest to the Residents.What does this role entail?

  • Organising and maintaining on a daily basis standard activities which include (but are not limited to) arts and crafts, baking, gardening, flower arranging, newspapers quizzes, card games, bingo, exercise sessions, walks, hand massages, nail care, arranging hairdressing appointments, sensory room and arranging attendance at mass or other religious services.
  • Planning and implementing special activities which include (but are not limited to) outings, garden visits, birthday parties, Christmas and other seasonal celebrations.
  • Drawing up a daily and weekly program of activities.
  • Maintaining daily files and charts for each Resident that provide clear evidence of the activities planned and carried out.
  • Ensuring each resident has an up to date and complete “Life Story Book”
  • Keeping the nursing staff up to date on Resident’s condition
  • Assisting with the orientation of new Residents to then Nursing Home environment
  • Attending in-service training and education programmes as may be required
  • Perform escort duties as required, which may from time to time involve duty beyond rostered hours
  • Work in any area of the Nursing Home as may be required.

What are the qualifications/skills needed?

  • Relevant qualification in Healthcare/Social care
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Completion of Sonas & Imagination Gym courses (desirable but not essential)
  • Enthusiastic, caring, reliable and empathetic nature
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Fluent level of English both written and oral

We offer:

  • Guaranteed hours contracts
  • Paid breaks
  • Sunday Premium rates/Double time on Bank Holidays
  • Employee Referral Incentive Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Life Insurance/Death In Service Cover
  • Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house training/professional development
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Paid training
  • Recognition Programme

All posts are subject to satisfactory references, medical and Garda vetting.Note
This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role and the range of duties, it does not attempt to detail every activity. Given the nature of the work, it must be stressed that maximum flexibility is required to work in the nursing home. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder.

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