Activities Coordinator

Duties & Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Organise, promote and facilitate activities for residents in conjunction with the care team.
  • Coordinate activity programmes that will maintain interest and progression over a period of time.
  • Identify the needs of the collective group of individuals and tailor the activities to suit.
  • Record and update resident’s documentation on engagement levels during activities.
  • Ability to build links with the local community, voluntary bodies and healthcare organisations.
  • Promote, encourage and practice the ethos of person-centred care.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with residents that are based on respect and equality.
  • Effectively communicate with residents, visitors and colleagues.
  • Encourage involvement from the local community to attend your activities programmes.
  • Support and assist the management team during internal and external audits/inspections.
  • Be committed, patient and caring person with a sense of humour and a positive outlook on life.
  • Activities programmes must adhere to the Sonas Values, policies and procedures of the nursing home and the working environment.
  • Must be available to work various days, evenings and weekend shifts when required

 

Education & Qualifications:

  • FETAC/QQI Level 5 in Healthcare or related field (preferable).
  • Care of the Older Person, Dementia Care and Palliative Care Support Modules are desirable or willing to complete (Preferable).
  • Current and valid CPR, Infection Control, Manual and Resident Moving & Handling & Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Certificates (training can be provided if required).

 

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous working experience in Care of the Older Person within a residential care home setting.
  • Specialist skills in cooking, gardening, knitting, music, arts and crafts would be desirable.
  • Dementia courses / training completed
  • Possess a high regard for and practice good health and safety procedures at all times.
  • Passionate about delivering outstanding services to older people.
  • Full Irish Driver’s License is essential.