Activity Therapists

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent part-time, Trainee

Salary See description

Updated 4 days ago

Reference 1373788

 Job Description

Spa Nursing Home Group require an Activity Therapisst to work in our Homes in Cregagh Nursing Home or Carryduff Nursing Home or Lakeview Nursing Home.

Job Title: Activity Therapist

Job Location and hours of work:

Cregagh Nursing Home – 2A Graham Gardens, Belfast, BT6 9FB – 20h per week


Carryduff Nursing Home, 19 Church Road, Carryduff, BT8 8DT – 6h per week


Lakeveiw Nursing Home: 1c Orchard Road, Crumlin, BT29 4SD – 8h per week over 2 days 

Rate of Pay: age dependant £7.38 (under 25), £7.83 (25+)

The Activity Therapist is responsible for the co-ordination of an activity and recreational programme to meet the needs of our elderly residents.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure on admission each resident is individually assessed to determine past interests and hobbies to enable the resident and the Activity Therapist to plan a suitable recreational programme for the new resident.
  • Ensure that both individual and group activities are offered to all residents and encourage all residents to participate, being mindful of individual resident’s choice.
  • Encourage families to participate in these activities were appropriate.
  • Keep nursing staff up to date on all planned activities.  Compile individual files on participation of activities for record purposes.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Previous experience in a similar position, although not essential would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience working with the elderly, or another vulnerable client group is preferable.

Hours of Work: The successful applicant will work 20 hours per week at Cregagh Nursing Home and 6 hours per week at Carryduff Nursing Home (precise days/hours at each home to be agreed). It is essential that the applicant is able to travel between the 2 locations.

All applications should be returned via the apply now button, or by post/email to the address on the form by 5pm on 27th November 2018.