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Activity Assistant

Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £18795 to £20344 per annum (Grade D)
Birchwood Care Home, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/10/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

West Berkshire Council is looking to recruit an Activity Assistant to join the team at Birchwood Care Home which provides nursing care and care for frail elderly residents, some with dementia and challenging behaviour. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills, who is ready for a challenge, has empathy for older people, commitment and a values based approach to their work.

As a provider of services we aim to offer a friendly, safe and secure environment for our residents, whose needs are always our top priority.  Services are delivered within the context of our values; Respect, Inclusion, Compassion and Empowerment. Those values dictate how we support our residents, their families and each other.

We believe our residents have choices about their care, and we promote independence as much as possible. We aim to offer social and emotional support to our residents in order to meet their individual needs.

This position is a key role in providing a personalised approach to caring for our residents. It will involve supporting a diverse group of residents both in 1:1 situations and in groups, within and outside the home.  You will be responsible for assisting with the social needs of the residents; encouraging social interaction between residents as appropriate. You will also plan and run a stimulating range of activities in which they can participate, based around their individual needs. Your focus will always be to champion the residents’ freedom of choice and promote their independence.  A full training programme is offered.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

 West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 26 days per annum rising to a maximum of 34 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.

Interviews will take place on Monday 14th October. 

Please Contact Carla Kell Home manager on 01635 33967 for an informal chat about this role.

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

Please complete an online application form.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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