Activities and Wellbeing Coordinator

Job Reference: 80232
Posted: Tuesday 7th May 2024
Closing Date: Monday 27th May 2024
Up to £12.25 per hour
Carlisle, Cumbria

Could you be the next enthusiastic team-player to join our award winning care home. The Laurels has been recognised as being one of the 20 top rated Care Homes in the region based on published reviews from residents and their family and friends.

We are looking for caring, reliable and flexible individual to build on our team of experienced support staff providing care to older adults living at the Laurels residential care home in Carlisle. Our service supports 25 residents (older adults) with some individuals who have dementia. The service focuses on promoting independence, maintaining dignity, encouraging inclusion and supporting general health and wellbeing in a positive manner.

General Responsibilities:
Responsible for the in house and external recreational activities of the residents in both group and one-to-one settings. To promote and organise in-house activities and entertainment and encourage participation in hobbies, either old or new ones. To organise exercise sessions, with music and movement as well as other appropriate activities of interest to individuals. To develop activities that are inclusive for all and to capture outcomes. The service is on a main public transport route and is easily accessible. We offer weekly pay if preferred.

Included in your responsibilities:
• Leading on, and delivering, high quality meaningful activity for all residents
• Ensuring people living with dementia enjoy the same opportunities for engagement and activity as other residents
• Stimulating excellent interaction and communication between staff and residents
• Creating and maintaining excellent community links
• Documenting outcomes and contributing to the 6 weekly residents and families newsletter

This is a part-time role between 2 and 4 days per week, and can be worked around school times of 10.00 am – 2.30 pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm evenings. The role will include some weekend working.

We offer:
• Free uniforms
• Employee discount scheme
• Excellent training from an internal training team
• Full payment of DBS application
• Free employee counselling service (with free legal advice line) available to employees and member of your household
• Opportunity to work for a not for profit company

We are a passionate, inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. As a Disability Confident Employer we welcome applications from people with a disability, and as a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion we actively encourage applications from the LGBT+ community.
Creative Support is a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organisation. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer, who have recently received Investors in People Gold award.

We will be interviewing for this role as suitable applications are received and may close this role before the closing date upon a successful candidate being appointed.

We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK – We do not offer UKVI certificates of Sponsorship for this role. Due to the high number of applicants, we are unable to provide feedback to every applicant. If you have not heard back within a week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We would encourage you to apply to us even if you have not yet had your COVID 19 vaccine. You will be required to have your first COVID 19 vaccine prior to your interview and your second vaccine before you start work with us. This time will be used to complete post interview recruitment checks. Applicants who are unable to receive the vaccination on medical grounds are still welcome to apply with provision of their official NHS COVID pass letter of medical exemption.

Application Instructions:

To apply, candidates must complete the online application form located on our company website via the listing for the above reference numbered role. We do not accept CV’s as a method of application.

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying. We do not provide outcomes for unsuccessful applications.

For role or application queries please email

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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