ACTIVITY PERSON JOB DESCRIPTION
When you start in your role you should introduce yourself, chat to individuals and find out their likes and dislikes J.
YOUR ROLE WILL/COULD INCLUDE
- talking with people about the types of activities they’d like to do;
- organising activities that are tailored to the needs and abilities of individuals, as well as group activities that will bring individuals together;
- booking external suppliers to provide entertainment (MANAGER);
- organising trips out in the local community, considering transport arrangements and accessibility (MANAGER);
- assisting people to take part in activities.
You need English, digital and employability skills including teamwork and problem-solving skills.
- the ability to motivate people;
- good organisational skills;
- IT skills to research and book activities online;
- time management and the ability to schedule and plan ahead.
You don’t necessarily need any qualifications to become an activities person. What’s really important is that you have the right values and behaviours to work in social care.
It might be useful to have experience working in a similar role or with vulnerable adults. You could gain this experience through a work placement, from your personal life, through volunteering or as part of a traineeship or apprenticeship.
Where do I get started?
Ask your manager for advice, or look for ideas online. You need to be curious, creative and active. Do not be afraid to share your thought with others or chat with your colleagues, they may know clients well and also could give some advice.
Everyone could and must support each other to make our clients’ life happier and more fulfilled J