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Join Colten Care in the activities team – become a ‘Colten Companion’

Part-time, 24 hours p/w over 3 days, 9am-5pm, working alternate weekends .


Alternating rota:

Week 1 – Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Week 2 – Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

 £9.67 per hour (£11.17 per hour weekend rate)

Friday 13 October 2017

Joining the team as a ‘Colten Companion’, ensures that the residents of our care home can look forward to a calendar of meaningful activities that contribute to their overall wellbeing.

The Activities / Companionship role is very rewarding. You will be responsible for co-ordinating a rolling calendar of entertainment within the home that includes: planning and delivering games, quizzes, arts and crafts; arranging days out on the minibus; booking outside entertainers and organising fundraising and themed events. Activities can be of any size from ‘whole home events’ through to smaller group activities and quiet, one to one sessions and your role is to organise and run these events as per the rota, to meet our residents’ needs.

You will actively encourage involvement with community groups, inviting people into the home to join us on occasions such as gala functions, raffles, fetes, coffee mornings and other sponsored activities. The role is fun and varied; no two days are the same and you will be making a positive difference to the physical and intellectual wellbeing of residents in your care.

More about you

As someone who enjoys bringing sunshine into the lives of older people you will love to organise events and activities and have a happy, friendly disposition.  You’ll be a committed, caring and patient person who shares our goal of delivering excellence in person centred care.

In this role, we look for personal qualities that match our company values: friendly, kind, individual, reassuring and honest.  Other essential qualities are about being flexible and approachable, with excellent communication skills and a good level of computer and keyboard skills.

A relevant qualification or experience in entertainment / performance is desirable but not essential.

We will support you with ongoing development, in a team-based community, with staffing levels recognised as among the best in the care sector.

We offer internal development and progression, and when opportunities become available encourage Colten Companions to take the next step up to become Team Leaders. Ideally, you’ll have previous leadership experience, along with some experience of preparing and managing rota’s and budgets.

More about the benefits

we offer truly competitive rates of pay plus excellent enhancements

support with studies and diploma qualifications (depending on job role)

excellent inductions, training and ‘on the job’ support

you’ll be trained to the nationally recognised ‘care certificate’ standard

we provide fantastic homely environments

work with friendly teams and a great support network of internal professionals

offer real career progression opportunities

reward you for recommending others to work for Colten Care

we annually review salaries and hourly pay rates

paid breaks

additional hours / overtime opportunities

hot meals on duty, choose from the daily menu

free uniforms provided

contributory pension scheme

background checks at no cost to you

‘Extras’ our exclusive employee discount scheme & access to a free advisory support service

More about us

Colten Care is an expanding family-owned business with 20 beautifully appointed care homes across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and West Sussex. Our services include residential, general nursing, dementia and short-stay care. We are a prestigious, award-winning healthcare provider that champions the latest approaches to person-centred care. Each of our homes has a distinct character while retaining that all-important sense of ‘home.’ We play an active role in furthering dementia friendly communities as part of our work.

Our aims are simple: to be recognised as both the care home ‘provider of choice’ and ‘employer of choice.’ 

More contact info:

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