About the Company

Ann’s is a family run business established in 1994.

Since its inception, the company has enjoyed a longstanding reputation for the delivery of quality care and for their teams of dedicated, trained staff who put clients’ needs at the heart of everything they do.

We at Ann’s aspire to be the best at everything that we do. We want families and carers to choose Ann’s because they have confidence in our reputation for providing a high quality service.

We are recruiting for a full time Personal Activities Leader to join our Meadow Bank Care Home 

Our Care team offers specialist care for residents with learning disabilities, some of whom also have sensory deficits or physical disabilities. We also provide neurological care and rehabilitation where we support residents with complex physical disabilities or health needs caused by a range of neurological conditions.

We’re very proud of the welcoming family atmosphere at Meadowbank and the way we always tailor our approach carefully to the needs of each individual.

We have a busy activities programme so our residents are never without something to do, including painting, outings, and therapy visits.

To find out more call our recruitment team on 02838853818, alternatively you can email your CV to recruitment@anns.co.uk

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 Responsibilities for the role

  • Produce an ongoing programme of events (in-house entertainment, outings and group activities) which are both mentally and physically stimulating and of interest to people who use ACH services.
  • Consult with the manager, people who use services and other staff members when planning and co-ordinating leisure and recreational pursuits.
  • Review and obtain the Manager’s approval of all external suppliers of leisure and recreation services and entertainers prior to engaging them. Ensure that all appropriate checks in line with safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children are complete, prior to any placement
  • Undertake any necessary risk assessments in connection with leisure and recreation and verify ACH’s insurance cover if required.
  • Ensure that the individual social needs and occupational interests of each person who uses the service are identified and logged in the Support Plan by key workers.
  • Take regular feedback from residents as to activities and hobbies they enjoy and incorporate them into the activity programme
  • In instances where residents do not wish to participate in group activities, maintain other activities that can be completed on a one to one basis to meet the residents needs
  • Maintain accurate records of leisure and recreation within the service.
  • Ensure that day-to-day tasks and routines are carried out to contribute to the smooth running of the service as a whole.
  • Actively promote the service and ACH by clear, respectful and helpful communication with all potential customers including people who use services, relatives, health and social care professionals, other officials and contractors, visitors as well as ACH colleagues.
  • Contribute to the success of the whole staff team by respecting colleagues and participating in team meetings and communications systems.
  • Any other duties consistent with the business of ACH, the job, and hours of work as may reasonably be required.
  • Regularly promote leisure and recreation within the service. – Consider appropriate activities which allow for the involvement of residents with impaired ability
  • Create a programme that commits to the therapeutic value of age appropriate activities for older people

Essential Criteria 

  • GCSE Maths and English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
  • While no formal qualification is required the candidate must be Cheerful, outgoing and compassionate by nature, with a flair for naturally creative and a genuine enthusiasm for working with the elderly
  • Experience within a care home setting, and with dementia care is preferred but not essential.
  • NVQ level 2 or 3 desirable but not essential

Desirable Criteria 

  • Experience in a similar role is desirable but not essential

Benefits of working with Ann’s Care Homes:

  • A friendly dedicated team
  • Competitive rates of Pay
  • Free Uniform
  • Four Weekly pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid Access NI Check
  • All Practical and online training Paid
  • Immediate interviews Offered
  • Flexible working hours to suits around your own personal Lifestyle

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