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Activities Assistant

Red Beach, New Zealand

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Posted 16/05/2024 Job Number 35568 Work type Permanent - Full Time Posting End Date 15/06/2024

Bupa Northhaven Care Homeare searching for an Activities Assistant with a creative flair to join our passionate team. This is a permanent, full-time position (minimum 32 hours per week), working on rotating days with occasional weekend work and an increase in hours to cover leave on occasion.Timings : Between 8.30am - 6.00pm, 7 days per week on a rotating roster. 

In this role, you will be supporting the Activities Coordinator, identifying the leisure activity needs of each of the Northhaven Care Home residents based on their interests, preferences, and abilities and contribute to the planning and implementation of individual and group activities programmes.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Participate and contribute to both individual and group programme activities.
  • Contribute to the review and assessment of the residents' individual activities programme.
  • Actively promote a homely, stimulating, and pleasant environment for the residents and their families.
  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external communication networks to support the activities programme.

About You

  • An NZQA Certificate in Diversional Therapy Level is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within aged care is desirable.
  • Display enthusiasm, empathy, and a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of residents.
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication skills.
  • A fun personality with a creative flair.

Reasons to Belong

  • Fully subsidised Southern Cross health insurance to our eligible permanent NZ employees and a discount on insurance cover for eligible family members.
  • Wellbeing discounts and advice, EAP counselling services, study support, and cultural leave.
  • Paid parental leave - in addition to standard parental leave, Bupa offers 12 weeks of paid leave for primary carers and 2 weeks for secondary carers.
  • Refer-a-friend programme of $1,000 - $2,000.
  • Professional Development - in-house and external training and development.
  • Industry-competitive remuneration and benefits, and internal reward and recognition programmes.
  • No matter who you are or where you come from, we encourage you to 'Be You at Bupa.'
  • An accredited employer with Immigration NZ that values its diverse employees.

About Bupa

Through vision, passion, and sheer hard work, we are now New Zealand’s largest aged care and dementia care provider. As one of New Zealand’s leading healthcare organisations, we employ more than 4,000 people: we’re Brave, Caring, and Responsible. All united by one purpose – helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives and making a better world.

For the opportunity to join our community and to make a difference to the lives of the elderly, submit your cover letter and CV today – we would love to hear from you.

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