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Activities Leader

Do you have experience working as a care assistant? With children in a nursery/creche? or as a teaching assistant? Or similar roles where you enjoy being active and creative?

Could you provide a range of planned activities and ensure that resident interests and needs are met?

As the largest healthcare provider in Northern Ireland we understand the importance of providing our residents with stimulating activities, entertainment, crafts, music therapy, hobbies and interests across many forms.

Important Information
Location: Abbeylands Care Home, 441 Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, County Antrim, BT37 9SE
Date Posted: 23rd March 2023
Closing Date: 2nd April 2023
Industry: Healthcare
Job Type: Full time
Salary: £10.42 Hourly

About the role

As an Activities Leader you will: 

  • Use your own creative talents to form the ongoing activities plan for the residents in our care.

  • Assist in the assessment of the needs of the residents, through meeting with them, other team members and family members

  • Support providing stimulation and exercise to residents that meet their individual needs through a wide and varied activities programme including music, exercise and arts & crafts

  • Build relationships with residents and families to gather life story information and ensure care plans and activities are developed and updated accordingly

  • Spend individual time with residents, care staff and relatives to create personalised activities that engage our residents and reflect their interest and hobbies

  • Assist in developing community links with local groups and arrange trips and excursions with varied destinations and purposes to involve as many residents in activity outside the Home

  • Support in the roll-out of various levels of initiatives and encourage others to be involved.

  • Assist in the creation of evidencing and tracking activity engagement via digital and written methods

A strong communicator is required with a genuine interest in promoting independence and life style opportunities for the elderly. Passionate about offering superior services and want to make a difference

We provide you with excellent learning, development and support opportunities, to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference in the role.

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous holiday entitlement

  • Various shifts available

  • Free meals

  • Access to excellent training

  • Career development opportunities

  • Free onsite parking

  • Free uniform

  • NEST work place pension contributions

  • Long service awards

Desired criteria

  • Previous experience in a care environment
  • Previous experience planning and delivering structured and meaningful activities

Beaumont Care Homes

Philosophy of Care - At Beaumont, we aim to provide a safe, clean, relaxed and homely environment in which care, wellbeing and comfort are of prime importance.
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Beaumont Care Homes have residential and nursing homes across Northern Ireland; in Belfast, Bangor, Ballymena, Comber, Donaghadee, Dunmurray, Jordanstown, Hillsborough, Holywood, Lisburn, and Newtownabbey – So there’s always a Beaumont Care Home nearby. We aim to provide a safe, clean, relaxed and homely environment for all our residents, where care, well-being and comfort are of prime importance and where our staff feel is the best place to work in the care sector. The atmosphere in all our homes is welcoming and inviting whilst our healthcare staff are professional and ready to care, delivering a home-from-home feeling that helps the transition from home or hospital easier and less stressful. Beaumont Care Home’s staff undergo regular training to guarantee they provide the best one-to-one and person-centred care possible. All our staff are encouraged to develop their skills and continue on a career pathway. As a company, we believe in healthy, homemade food, and our trained chefs prepare tasty, exciting, and appealing meals to various tastes, regardless of appetite or culture.

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Beaumont Care Homes offer varied activities, from trips out and summer fetes to indoor activities including arts and crafts, pamper sessions and visiting entertainment. As well as visiting dog therapists and other animals, intergenerational activities are encouraged involving local nurseries and schools. Our team of healthcare professionals and the safe, comfortable accommodation at Beaumont Care Homes Support people living with dementia, whilst also providing nursing care along with other specialist care services. We can also offer respite care in our homes. We want people to join Beaumont Care who wish to work with older and vulnerable people. Ideally, we are looking for someone who is caring and has a can-do attitude. Is that person you? Our senior managers have often begun their working life as carers, which we recognise are essential to our service, and then climbed the career ladder to become Home and Regional Managers.

Our benefits

We provide professional training, personal development and promotion paths to support and progress you. Working at our residents’ home will be stimulating and rewarding, as we maintain high care standards.

Vacation, Paid time off

Retirement plan and/or pension

Flexible schedule

Employee development programs

Free parking

Open office

Competitive salary

Work With Charities

Social Opportunities

Employee Recognition Scheme

Activities Leader

Philosophy of Care - At Beaumont, we aim to provide a safe, clean, relaxed and homely environment in which care, wellbeing and comfort are of prime importance.