Our Living Well Team is looking for an experienced Activities and Wellbeing Facilitator. Our Team develops and delivers client-centred programs of recreational, creative, and therapeutic activities to people living in our residential care homes.

You will be working with other members of the team, families, volunteers and visiting artists to support the social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive wellbeing of residents.

This opportunity would suit someone who is passionate about supporting wellbeing for people living within care with relevant experience.

This post is for 40 hours per week with an expectation of supporting events and Jewish festivals on occasions, when they fall outside of normal working hours.

We are flexible and can offer part time opportunities of 30 - 40 hours per week 

What you will be doing:

  • Planning, developing and implementing a person-centred programme of stimulating activities that meet the social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs of residents so that they are enabled to lead as full a life as possible.  
  • Working with residents to develop and deliver a range of daily activities that reflect individual needs, interests, choices, and preferences
  • Cultivating a person centred and inclusive environment which is dementia friendly and supporting diverse needs and interests
  • Working alongside our Volunteer Manager to identify and match residents to volunteers to support in delivery of engaging activities
  • Organising recreational outings and events for residents to support social and cultural engagement in the wider community
  • Coordinating events and supporting visiting artists, projects, and entertainers
  • Working with the Living Well Manager to ensure events and activities are arranged in line with budgetary requirements
  • Planning and delivering events and activities for Jewish Festivals to actively celebrate the Jewish way of life
  • Maintaining the activities records of groups and individuals

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant experience of supporting wellbeing in a care setting or community or arts and health setting
  • Experience of leading and delivering arts/recreational activities within a similar environment
  • Experience of working with older people, people living with dementia and varying abilities and needs
  • Experience of managing volunteers or staff to assist with activities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the challenge of and sensitivity needed to support vulnerable people
  • Understanding of the differing needs of residents including Physical Disability, Living with Dementia, Mental Health, and End of Life
  • A willingness and expectation to be prepared to work outside of normal working hours to support the delivery of events and Jewish festivals.

 

 

Jewish Care is the largest provider of health and social care services for the Jewish community in the UK. Every week, we touch the lives of 10,000 people. We provide services to a range of people including older people, people with mental health needs and people living with dementia.

 Our five values are at the heart of the way we work. They drive how we act as individuals and as an organisation and shape our culture. We value Excellence, Integrity, Innovation, Compassion, and Inclusivity.

Jewish Care operate a rolling recruitment process and reserve the right to close the advert once a suitable candidate has been identified.

LocationThe Betty and Asher Loftus Centre

The Betty and Asher Loftus Centre is a beautiful and relaxing campus in leafy Friern Barnet. It’s been providing a wide range of care and community services to the Jewish community for a number of years through its range of care homes.

These include Rosetrees, a purpose-built care home set in landscaped gardens, the Kun Mor and George Kiss Home, a modern and spacious care home built in 2016 and Stella & Harry Freedman House, which offers highly skilled nursing care for people with complex care needs.

The campus is also home to the Sam Beckman Centre for People Living with Dementia and connect@southgate, which offers activities for more mobile older Jewish people.

STAFF FACILITIES

DEDICATED TEAM BREAK ROOM

FREE FRESHLY PREPARED LUNCH

ACCESS TO ONSITE GARDENS

Why

JEWISH CARE?

We offer excellent benefits to reward you for your hard work, dedication and commitment. These include:

  • RETAIL DISCOUNT

    RETAIL DISCOUNT

    A huge range of discounts at major retailers and supermarkets

  • HEALTH CARE

    HEALTH CARE

    24/7 access to a GP either online or on the phone

  • STAFF SUPPORT

    STAFF SUPPORT

    Access to our Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential advice

  • WELLBEING HUB

    WELLBEING HUB

    Articles and support with physical and mental wellness, free fitness and yoga videos and lots more

  • PENSION

    PENSION

    4% employer pension contribution

  • LEARNING RESOURCES

    LEARNING RESOURCES

    Career development opportunities and access to our online learning management system

  • FREE DBS CHECK

    FREE DBS CHECK

    Free DBS checks for our Care Home Workers

  • FREE UNIFORM

    FREE UNIFORM

    Free uniforms for everyone required to wear one

Please note all applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK

Activities and Wellbeing Facilitator

  • Department: Care
  • Location: The Betty and Asher Centre, Asher Loftus Way, London, N11 3ND
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary:  £28,574 a year
  • Closing Date: 31 July 2024

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