Haviland House- 6 months fixed term contract

Salary

Monday- Friday £11.50 per hour

Saturday- £12.08 per hour

Sunday- £12.65 per hour

Hours of Work

35 hours per week- to include some evening and some weekend working

6 months fixed term contract

Closing date

Shortlisted upon receipt

Ref

2226

Haviland House

Haviland House is a purpose-built dementia care home located at the foot of the South Downs in Goring, West Sussex. It was purpose built in 2015 to fulfil the needs of residents living with different stages of dementia.

In 2019 Haviland House was a ‘Best Dementia Care Home’ finalist in the National Dementia Care Awards and the home’s Health & Wellbeing Coordinator won the National Activity Providers Association’s ‘Best Activity Coordinator’ award.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Haviland House team as a Health and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator. You will be responsible for creating a varied and stimulating programme of activities to encourage residents to feel a sense of occupation and purpose. You will be expected to plan and organise your own workload and be able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Ideally, the person in this position will use the individual's life history creatively to inform the wellbeing programme. In addition to promoting person-centred care in a holistic manner, you will promote equality, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion as well as adding value to the lives of individuals based on the individual's social and recreational needs identified during the care planning process.   

In this role, we are seeking someone who brings reliability, commitment, integrity, passion, and enthusiasm. The person should be themselves, have fun, and take ownership of all aspects of the role. Due to the nature of this role, the role would involve some evening and weekend working.

Why work for Guild Care? Our benefits, your career and who we are….

Career Pathway

At Guild Care, we are passionate about career progression for all our employees, we have developed clear learning pathways for all our job roles at Guild Care. We take everyone’s career goals seriously, whether you want to be an amazing Care Assistant or our next Director of Care. We’re proud that the average length of service for our care home senior management team is 17 years- many of whom started as Care Assistants and followed our career pathways.

Our Amazing Benefits at Guild Care…..

  • Working for a local charity that has supported the community since 1933
  • Welcome to Guild Care bonus (for eligible roles)- Up to £1000 for Registered Nurses and up to £1000 for Care, Home Care and Day Services Support Staff
  • Refer a friend scheme- you could earn £500 for recommending a friend to Guild Care
  • Buddy Incentive- you could receive up to £125 to support our new recruits in role, promoting a supportive and friendly environment for our newcomers (Care Services only)
  • Competitive salaries
  • 20-25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • Sick pay
  • Flexible shift patterns
  • Free DBS check
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and clear defined care career pathway
  • Supportive colleagues
  • Job satisfaction
  • Local offers for Guild Care staff
  • Being part of a values- led organisation

Job description

Job Requirements

Essential

 The post holder must be able to provide a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

Able to work independently or as part of a team

Knowledge and understanding of the social needs of older people

Experience of working with older people who have dementia and can demonstrate awareness surrounding dementia

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desirable

Professional qualification in activity planning

Accredited qualification in an activity related subject such as: The Keep Fit Association (KFA) qualification in Seated Exercise

Previous experience of organising activities and managing events

Experience of working in a care setting

Ability to be flexible, creative and adaptable in professional approach

Empathetic, approachable, and self-motivated

IT literate with a knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

 

Get in touch

For further information please email [email protected] or call our Recruitment Team on 01903 863154.

Benefits of working at Guild Care

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the role our Recruitment Team is always happy to help answer any questions you may have. For an informal chat please call 01903 863154.

How to apply

Please complete the short application form

Alternatively, email your CV or interest to us at [email protected] or call 01903 863154.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy upon successful selection of candidates, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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