Activities Coordinator

As an Activities Coordinator at Alex Wood House Care Home, you will be responsible for supporting the provision of meaningful, enjoyable, engaging and stimulating activities which are planned in the Home for our residents - we want to make memorable moments at Alex Wood House! 

About Alex Wood House Care Home: 
Alex Wood House is an exceptional residential care home in Cambridge. At Alex Wood House we pride ourselves on our family-feel, attractive gardens and providing outstanding care to each of our residents. 

We’re based in a quiet nook in Arbury on the north eastern side of Cambridge, three miles from the city centre. Our home offers 24-hour residential care and 36 en-suite bedrooms. 

About the role: 
The Activities Coordinator, known internally as Lifestyles Coordinator, will proactively engage with and support the activities programme in the Home.  They will provide support to ensure other team members and residents know about and are engaged in the activities programme. 

£12.10 per hour. 

Shift Pattern: 
20 hours per week, worked between Monday to Sunday. 4 x Five hour shifts per week

Home Location: 
Fortescue Road, Cambridge, England, CB4 2JS – 3 miles from the city centre. 

Key Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Assist in the delivery of a meaningful, enjoyable, engaging and stimulating activities programme, based on person centred care principles, throughout the home that involves and includes all residents relative to them as individuals. 
  • Champion person centered care with all team members in the home to ensure residents are empowered to make, or continue to make, Lifestyles choices relevant and appropriate to them 
  • To actively engage with residents in conversation and meaningful occupation related to their lifestyle choices at a level and pace that values the individual and respects their dignity and communication differences. 

Training, Skills & Experience Required: 

  • Experience of organising and scheduling programmes of events or activities, ideally within a healthcare environment. 
  • Excellent communication skills, with a genuine passion for enhancing the lives of our residents.  
  • Knowledge of dementia is highly advantageous.  
  • Proven track record for leading, empowering, supporting & motivating a team. 

What we can offer: 

  • Fully comprehensive induction. 
  • Competitive salary, plus enhancements on public holidays. 
  • 28 days of holiday per year. 
  • Free Blue Light Card & access to the Blue Light discount platform. 
  • Refer a friend scheme. 

About Athena: 
Athena Care Homes are a family run business with seven homes across East Anglia. We have care homes in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Kings Lynn (West Norfolk) & Ipswich (Suffolk). 

Our aim is to be the provider of choice for our residents and the employer of choice for our team members. 

Our purpose is to create excellent quality homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, housekeeping and activities. 

We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings. 

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