As an Activities Organiser in one of our dedicated Dementia care homes you will support residents to feel stimulated and engaged as a key way in which to maintain their quality of life.
As a Colten Companion, you will gain a rich understanding of a resident’s life story, experiences and interests.
You will use your knowledge of each resident to create purposeful one-to-one activities which are matched to his or her interests and capabilities.
In engaging with residents and stimulating their interests, you will learn a lot about yourself and improve your social engagement skills.
What do I need to work as an Activity Organiser or Colten Companion?
Previous experience in coordinating a variety of events which are suitable for older people will be useful, but won’t be essential. More important is your natural flair for organising events and activities which participants are both keen to get involved with and enjoy. You will be friendly, kind, honest and reassuring and love to socialise and help others.
The Activity Organiser role will suit someone with an outgoing and warm personality who is equally adept at working in a group or individually. By contrast, whilst the role of Colten Companion may suit either an outgoing or more reflective person, you'll need to be sensitive to the needs of individual residents who are less physically active. You will need to be creative and inspiring in both roles.