Activities Assistant

Description of the Volunteer Role:

The ExtraCare Charitable Trust enables older people to enjoy a healthier, active and more independent lifestyle in a network of inspirational communities that represent a modern alternative to the traditional care or nursing home. The Charity operates 14 retirement villages and 17 smaller housing developments across the Midlands and the North.

Purpose of the role:

We are looking for an individual who can engage with our residents and encourage them to be involved in activities inside and outside of the village/scheme and support them during these activities.

Main tasks:

  • To assist the Village Activity Facilitator/Activity Coordinator in arranging activities and at events
  • Assisting residents to partake in activities of their choice and this may lead to organising and leading an activity
  • To escort residents to and from their apartments
  • To assist the Village Activity Facilitator/Activity Coordinator to devise an activity schedule
  • To inform residents of activities/events scheduled
  • To assist with refreshments
  • To assist with trips/events outside the village/scheme
  • To liaise with residents to identify which activities they are interested in
  • To record information of activities attended by which resident

Attributes/Competencies:

Communication skills
A friendly, enthusiastic and approachable nature
Effective time management

This role does not include the following tasks:

  • Personal care tasks
  • Administering medication
  • Advice or support in relation to a person’s financial affairs
  • No transferring (manual handling) of residents

Contact information for applicants:

Laura Jones

Stoke Gifford Retirement Village, Edward Parker road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS16 1EJ

Contact Number: 0117 440 3000

Email Address: laura.jones@extracare.org.uk

Closing Date: 30/06/2019