Springfield Healthcare has been providing excellent care in beautiful residential settings for over 50 years. We have a growing portfolio of Care Homes and Care Villages throughout Yorkshire which means that we can offer great career opportunities to talented and hardworking members of our team.
Seacroft Green is an exceptional Care Centre, set within the heart of the local community. We’re located within minutes of all local amenities including the Bus station, connecting us to all the surrounding areas. We are within walking distance of the local town of Crossgates and the train station.
Purpose of the Role:
To meet the needs of residents attending the Activities Group in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence. To help planning and running a weekly programme of activities and planning individual person-centred activities plan.To help in the promotion of mental, social and physical activity of residents, through conversation, outings, sharing in discussion of past and present events, reading, writing, hobbies and other activities in accordance with the agreed programme.
Duties will involve personal contact with a varying resident population and a varied work schedule that may include weekends, evenings, and holidays, agreed in advance. Tasks also will involve record keeping, attention to the environment, use of supplies and equipment, and maintenance of storage areas.To be willing to undertake MIDAS training and to drive the minibus as required.
- Assist with activities as directed by the Wellbeing and Engagement Manager and in accordance with each resident's plan of care.
- Be sure area to be used for activity is free.
- Set areas up as needed for the type of activity planned.
- Remind nursing staff of activities scheduled and residents who desire to participate.
- Assist, when possible, with transport of residents to the activity area.
- Follow the instructions for the activity as directed.
- Assisting and supporting residents to undertake the activity.
- Observe individual resident participation and responses during the activity.
- Assist, when possible, residents back to living areas after the activity.
- Notify nursing of resident behaviours, which may indicate medical problems.
- Do record keeping or documentation tasks
- Interact and support appropriately and effectively in one to one activities according to the resident's strengths and limitations.
- Be aware of individual cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial impairments.
- Keep records of sensory stimulation or other type of activity and resident's
- Plan the individual’s activities.
- Develop activities that reflect person centred care and choice
- Help to develop individual life stories
- Provide mental/physical stimulation on a one to one basis for residents who are in need and unable to attend the group activities.
- Chaperone scheduled activities away from the Care Centre.
- Help maintain a pleasant and cheerful Care Centre home environment. Examples include:
- Help with putting up, taking down, and storing seasonal decorations.
- Help care for plants.
- Assist residents to display calendars, pictures, cards, or other mementos in their rooms.
- Deliver and read mail as needed.
- Assist with other tasks as directed by the Wellbeing and Engagement Manager. Examples include:
- Address, stamp, and mail the monthly/weekly calendars.
- File Photos regularly.
- Keep activity closets organized. To be responsible for tidying rooms used by the Activities Group, storing and updating equipment.
- Participate in and promote staff participation in facility-wide special activities such as dress-up days and special observances.
- Attend mandatory and in-house training as required.
- Continue the activity program in the absence of the Wellbeing and Engagement Manager.
- To liaise with family, friends, volunteers, and other outside agencies having an interest in the Activities Group.
- Assist in marketing and promoting the home
- Abide by and understand policies and procedures
- To liaise with the key workers of group members and to take part in staff and other meetings as necessary
- To keep informed through reading and training of any new developments, which would assist the development of the Wellbeing Team.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Good literacy and numeracy skills.
- QCF or equivalent Level 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or relevant qualification
- Previous experience of running group activities.
- Previous experience of working in a care related field.
- Previous experience of working with people with dementia, mental health issues or other physical disabilities.
- Ability to work as part of a team.
- Able to maintain all aspects of confidentiality.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Excellent listening skills.
- Clean and concise written skills.
- Ability to prioritise tasks.
- Ability to design and facilitate group activities and motivate service users.
- Ability to read and understand basic instructions.
- Ability to use IT packages to prepare letters and promotional information etc.
- Ability to support residents with accessing a range of IT options including social media, Skype, etc.
- Ability to work within a quality and customer focused service
- Creative and innovative in designing and facilitating group activities.
- Sesitivity to needs of older people.
- Willingness to be trained and developed.