Jewish Care’s services are at the heart of changing people’s lives for the better. We aim to ensure that our Residents lead meaningful lives. 

The role of Activities Organiser provides the residents with a range of stimulating recreational, educational, and therapeutic activities, which are client centred, age appropriate and are in keeping with Jewish Care’s philosophy of care. Supporting residents in leading as independent a life as possible in a caring and supportive atmosphere, whilst ensuring that dignity is maintained. 

Working in consultation with residents, families and colleagues to develop and implement a programme of stimulating activities, including outings, that will meet the social, physical, emotional, and cultural needs of residents and enable them to lead as full a life as possible. 

This post is working Monday to Friday with extra hours available on weekends during festivals. 

This post is a 6 month fixed term post, for 37.5 hours per week including some weekends.

We will consider applications from candidates who would like to consider this  as a Job Share.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Determining and maintaining agreed standards of social care to meet the needs of each resident, using a person-centred planned programme of care for each resident to promote meaningful lives. 
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of activities. 
  • Encouraging residents to maintain their links with the Jewish community and to participate in social and recreational events outside the home. 
  • Involving the community in the home and the residents in the life of the community. 
  • Managing volunteers, who assist with activities and outings, ensuring a supportive and appropriate framework is managed and maintained. 

What you’ll bring to Jewish Care: 

  • Relevant qualification within Health & Social Care or willingness to work towards. 
  • Experience of working in the field of recreational/social activity 
  • Experience of working with individual clients and with groups 
  • Experience of working with older people with varying abilities and needs who may also suffer from Dementia 
  • Experience working in partnership with families, carers, volunteers, and community members 
  • Awareness of physical and mental health issues affecting older people 

 

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.

LocationSandringham

Our purpose-built Sandringham campus offers care home, retirement living apartments and community centre services to enable clients, relatives, staff, volunteers and visitors to be able to share in this unique and vibrant set of communal facilities.

The Sandringham campus consists of Anita Dorfman House and Pears Court providing brand new facilities and quality care and retirement living in a modern, Jewish environment. Wolfson Assisted Living is situated on the top floor of Anita Dorfman and consists of dedicated one room flats for individuals and couples who want residential care with more room and kitchen facilities than a regular care home bedroom.

The campus also includes the Adrian Gordon Café, which serves delicious meals throughout the day, and the Ronson Family Community Centre, and the Zalman and Ruchi Noé Centre for People Living with Dementia. Sitting in green belt on the border between Hertfordshire and Stanmore, the Sandringham campus offers wide ranging career opportunities and compromises all our core services under one roof.

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 Assistant (Fixed term)

  • Department: Care
  • Location: Anita Dorfman, Anita Dorfman House, Sandringham, Stanmore, HA7 3FT
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary:  £13.15
  • Closing Date: 31 July 2024

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