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Social Activities Facilitator

£9.86 per hour

Tonbridge, Kent

Rapport Housing and Care

Barnes Lodge is a friendly and caring dual Registered Care Home in Tonbridge, with a vacancy for Social Activities Facilitator.

Main Duties and Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

o Devising an activity programme responsive to client needs.
o Participate in audit programmes and satisfaction surveys to gather information for the continued improvement of the service.
o Liaising with and assist the Home Manager, Seniors and Care staff with reference to activity programme.
o Liaising with outside agencies for the purpose of promoting the activities within the home.
o Keeping records to demonstrate progress with activity programme and participation of residents.
o Assisting with the development of standards and policies for activities.
o Undertaking relevant training to maintain professional development.
o Assisting with fundraising events.
o Working with all staff towards agreed policies and standards of care in keeping with the stated beliefs of the Organisation.
o Working to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.
o Taking part in staff and residents meetings and in training activities as directed.
o Taking part in individual performance reviews as required

The ideal Social Activities Facilitator will demonstrate

o A caring and compassionate approach
o Patience and understanding of older people
o Knowledge of or a willingness to be trained in the correct procedures for carrying out all of their duties including use of moving and handling equipment
o An understanding of Health and Safety
o Good communication skills with different groups, e.g. staff, residents, local community
o Understanding of different values / cultures of residents and staff
o Team working skills
o Good timekeeping skills
o Professionalism

The ideal Social Activities Facilitator will have the ability to:

o Play an active role in creating a good environment
o Prioritise their work
o Be aware of the support needed by others, consider how they can support them and encourage and support them
o Train for and take on additional responsibilities
o Listen carefully and attentively
o Respect the dignity and privacy of all those they come into contact with
o Apply their knowledge and training in the workplace
o Uphold the policies and procedures of The Organisation
o Promote a positive image of the Organisation.
o Work to promote equality and diversity, and eliminate discrimination for all the Organisations service users, staff and volunteers.

Rapport Housing and Care offers Supported, Residential and Nursing Care to older people with physical frailty and Dementia across Kent.


We want everyone who meets us, no matter in what context, to experience our friendly, caring, compassionate philosophy, which runs through our whole organisation. We are a leading housing and social care provider in the south-east, flexible and responsive to the needs of people in later life.


o Compassion: behaving in a manner that treats people with respect and dignity, listening to what they say and responding;
o Openness: Offering high quality services that are adaptable, flexible and that meet the changing needs of service users in a manner that offers genuine choice;
o Integrity: acting at all times in an honest and straightforward way with all those with whom we come into contact;
o People focussed: reflecting the ethos inherent in the organisations philosophy.

Benefits of working for us include:

- We pay the Adult National Living Wage to all of our employees, regardless of their age

- 28 days paid holiday (pro-rota if part time)

- Comprehensive Induction and Training Packages Continual professional development

- Opportunities to apply for our Academy and National Diploma courses

- Stakeholder Pension Scheme Opportunities to progress.

Confirmation of all appointments is subject to proof of Eligibility to Work in the UK, satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance, satisfactory references, satisfactory numeracy and literacy assessments and medical clearance.

If you have any questions about the role or about Rapport Housing and Care, please feel free to contact the General Manager on 01732 369171.

Otherwise and to apply, please click on the apply now button and complete the online form.

Rapport Housing and Care is committed to delivering compassion and companionship as well as care and we are proud of our reputation and profile as one of the major care providers in Kent.

Rapport Housing and Care values the diversity that exists in all our communities and works towards this being reflected in our workforce.

Charity No: 254140

PLEASE NOTE: applications that do not include full education and work histories (with gaps between jobs explained) may not be considered.

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