Personal Activities Leader

Job description

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 in Dungannon Care Home..


  • 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 Managers approval of all external suppliers of leisure and recreation services and entertainers prior to engaging them.
  • Undertake any necessary risk assessments in connection with leisure and recreation and verify ACHs 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.
  • 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.

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent.
  • Basic IT skills.
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.

Desirable Skills

  • NVQ level 2 or 3 desirable but not essential.
  • Experience within a care home setting, and with dementia care is preferred but not essential.

Further Information

We reserve the right to enhance the criteria at shortlisting stage. Ann’s Care Homes are an Equal Opportunities Employer. What you can expect at Anns: Free uniform; Four weekly pay; Holiday pay; Paid Access NI Check; All practical and online training paid; Flexible working hours to suits around your own personal lifestyle; Immediate interviews offered.

Vacancy ID
Job Sector
Carers and Support Workers
Derry or Londonderry
£11.50 per hour.
No. vacancies
Contract Type
Weekly hours
Published date
Closing date
Rota basis including weekend work.

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