Location: Bexleyheath
Service: Parkview
Job Categories: Activities Cordinator
Shift Types: Days Weekend
Hours: 14

Job description

Avante Care & Support is a Registered Charity supporting over 1000 older people through our registered nursing and dementia care homes and home care services. We are proud to be a well-established not for profit organisation, with an experienced and skilled workforce. We are committed to making a positive difference to both individuals and their loved ones through individualised support and guidance.

We are looking for an Activities Coordinator working Part Time to join our care home, Parkview in Bexleyheath. This vacancy includes working alternate weekends.

If you have recently been made redundant from a customer service role we welcome your application. The skills required for customer service are transferable and relevant for looking after vulnerable people.

We strongly believe that we should offer meaningful activities to all our residents, so that they can continue to enjoy a full social life.

As an Activities Coordinator, you will organise a varied programme of social, cultural and recreational activities, tailored to meet individual needs, promoting independence, and making each day of residents’ lives as fulfilling as possible.

You will be a caring and compassionate person with a creative approach and lots of energy to engage and motivate others. Good communication and presentation skills will both be important, as will flexibility in your working routine and an ability to organise and co-ordinate group and individual activities.

Main Duties will include:
Offering meaningful activities to residents as a means of continuous growth in the quality of life, providing a sense of purpose for residents, according to their needs and as agreed in their individual care plans.
Offer stimulation of body and mind, both planned and spontaneous, to encourage the residents to live the life they choose within the local community, using the social model of disability.
Work with staff, families and volunteers within the home and local community in order to enhance the care and support of residents.
Examples of activities that would be beneficial: Music and movement (gentle exercises) to encourage movement of feet and hands; games and quizzes; ball games, such as skittles; sewing groups; painting groups; reminiscence therapy including old newspapers and discussing life experiences; gardening; external activities in the surrounding community including swimming and shopping; organising outings on a regular basis and entertainment in the home.

Person specification:
Health & Social Care NVQ 2.
Experience in recreational activities
Experience of creating an elder centred community that takes into account the uniqueness of the individual.


If the above sounds like you, join now and benefit from:
  • Competitive rates of pay.
  • 24/7 Access to virtual GPs, Physiotherapy, and counselling with our well-being service.
  • ‘Employee of the Month’ and Sparkle Awards’
  • Flexible working patterns.
  • Pension contributions.
  • Discounts at over 800 retailers
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme.
  • Training & development opportunities.
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Disclosure Barring Service checks funded by Avante


To apply, please do so via this advert attaching an up to date CV.

Due the nature of our work, it is a fundamental condition of any offer of employment and your continued employment that you are vaccinated against COVID, unless you are unable to comply on medical grounds. Evidence of vaccinations will be requested.

Our positions are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures which will be completed upon successful application. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis in accordance with our policy and organisational requirements.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and if you meet the criteria for the role, you will be offered an interview.

Please note: If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview. We regret to inform you that due to the high volumes of applicants, we do not write to candidates, who are unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. In the meantime, we would like to thank you for the interest you have shown in Avante Care & Support.

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