Job Title: Magic Moments Assistant (Activities and Recreation)
Reporting to:Home Manager
Responsible for:Assisting in the creation and development of a welcoming and inviting environment aimed at encouraging residents to participate in the activities offered as part of the Magic Moments Programme.
Job Purpose: Assisting in the planning, creation and delivery of a wide-ranging variety of activities, ensuring that resident interests and needs are met whilst adapting to varying levels of physical and mental ability.
Assist in the assessment of the needs of all residents through meetings with themselves, team members, family and friends;
Develop, plan and co-ordinate suitable and flexible programmes for residents meeting their individual needs in the areas of Mind, Body and Soul – to include music, exercise & relaxation, arts & crafts, social clubs (eg. gardening, books, baking), quizzes, games and trips out;
Utilise all Magic Moments resources and help with the organisation and distribution of equipment and supplies for activities across the home;
Spend individual time with residents to ensure they are active and modify activities as required to suit their individual capabilities;
Assist with the planning and delivery of home events and celebrations;
Assist with the planning and arrangement of external trips and excursions with varied destinations and purposes, chosen to appeal to a varied number of residents;
Assist with evidencing and tracking of activity engagement and outcomes via written and digital means.
Support in the roll-out of new Magic Moments initiatives and Pilots and encourage and capture home and resident feedback when required.
Act in accordance with the required standards as set out by the business to ensure that the highest standards of person centred care are delivered at all times;
Act in a professional and courteous manner towards both residents and visitors to the home, respecting their dignity and individuality at all times;
Contribute to and encourage team-working at all times, responding positively to colleagues and actioning all reasonable work instructions promptly;
Attend and contribute to team, resident and regional meetings and training sessions when required;
Provide support, demonstration and guidance to team members around resident activities.
Assist with the care of Activities equipment, with consideration for cleanliness, infection control, maintenance and identification of any items in need of replacement or restocking;
Action the safe and tidy storage of supplies and equipment in line with your area of work.
Health and Safety
Practice safe systems of work across a range of tasks, in particular the moving and handling of residents. Ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to at all times;
Carry out risk assessments having due regard for personal safety and safety of residents, visitors and team members;
Understand personal responsibilities in relation to the Health and Safety at Work Act and fire safety and evacuation procedures, demonstrating a working knowledge of COSHH assessments applicable in your area of work.
An energetic, committed yet approachable team member, the person who fulfils this role will add real value with their obvious passion and commitment to residents, families and team members alike. They will have the ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multi-task in a high pressure environment with care and compassion.
Their talent and ability will be a reflection of our culture and values and will help showcase the best of our organisation.
To succeed you will be:
A team player;
A strong communicator and influencer;
Energetic and hard-working;
Passionate about offering superior services and wanting to make a difference with everything that you do.
A sense of humour and a positive outlook on life is key - this is a highly rewarding role where you’ll have the chance to work to enrich residents’ lives.
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