Activities Assistant

Activities Assistant

Richmond Villages

Richmond Willaston, 261 Crewe Road, Willaston, Nantwich, CW5 6GX

About the role

We have a great opportunity for a motivated individual to join our activities team, and help to create and organise a varied activities programme for our residents across the whole village, from organised hobbies to group events, all of which will promote independence, choice and dignity. By getting to know each resident, their interests and life stories, you’ll deliver events that truly enrich their lives and ensure they stay connected with the village community. Whilst motivating colleagues to support events in the village, you’ll be assisting the Senior Activities Co-ordinator to regularly review residents needs, the programme of activities, levels of participation and encouraging family and friends to become involved.

Hours and Pay

£9.20ph Plus Excellent benefits

Flexible shift pattern

Who we’re looking for

We have a great opportunity for a motivated individual to join our activities and events team. Your role will include creating and organising a range of programmes from organised hobbies to large events for both residents in our care home as well as those living in the independent and assisted living properties. Your aim will be to arrange activities and events which will promote choice and dignity.

You’ll have an outgoing, warm personality with excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy being creative. You’ll be confident in working with colleagues to deliver activities and assist the Activities Organiser in planning any special events

You’ll identify the most appropriate and stimulating activities through regular assessment and discussion with residents, relatives, staff and friends to ensure full knowledge of their likes, dislikes, interests, abilities and difficulties

You’ll be assisting residents with activities such as letter writing, shopping, reading aloud, games and the pursuit of individual hobbies and interests

You’ll participate in outings and fund raising events as required, and maintain a portfolio of information about the range of activities within the village and the local community

You’ll require a full clean driving licence, a creative approach to ideas, and the ability to motivate residents using energy, a sense of humour and a positive attitude

What’s in it for you?

  • Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development, access to internal apprenticeship schemes
  • Your DBS Check (£44) paid for
  • Access to Wagestream – an app-based service that offers you the choice to be in control of when you access your earnings*
  • NEST workplace pension, life assurance & bereavement support
  • 28 days annual leave (inclusive of statutory bank holidays)
  • Hot meal provided on a 12-hour shift
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • Uniform provided
  • Health & wellbeing tools; including Be Me App, Healthy Minds, Gym Pass & discounted health assessments
  • Shopping Discounts (via Xexec)
  • Cash plan (after 2 years’ service) giving you the ability to claim on more everyday items such as dental, optical and private prescriptions.
  • Free flu vaccine

*Only available to permanent employees where HealthRoster is used. The above benefits are for permanent employees only – please speak to us about the benefits available for bank workers.

Who we are:

Richmond Willaston is a specialist dementia village in South Cheshire, this new concept will help to transform the way people are supported to live with dementia. The household model will create a supportive environment for those with early onset dementia, providing a positive and proactive lifestyle – surrounded by a beautiful woodland walk, a children’s play area for visiting children, a sensory outdoor garden as well as a café bar. In addition, the onsite care home will support more advanced stages of dementia.

For over 20 years Richmond have been at the forefront of luxury retirement living. We’re proud that we attract the best people and even prouder of how long they stay with us. Having won numerous awards for architecture, landscaping and care, we are now the benchmark for retirement villages in the UK. A totally fresh concept in retirement living, we ensure our residents retain as much independence and choice as possible while helping retain their ‘zest for life’.

Richmond Villages is part of Bupa. Bupa is committed to ensuring that every applicant is accessed for employment, promotion and development solely based on personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

Job Information

Job Reference: RIC02EF_1631627451
Salary: Up to £9.20 per hour + Excellent Benefits
Salary From: £9.20
Salary To: £9.20
Job Industries: Medical and Nursing
Job Locations: Nantwich, Cheshire
Job Types: Permanent
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