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Activity Coordinator
Gainford Care Homes
Gainford Care Homes


Job Purpose

To organise and co-ordinate programmes of recreation/therapeutic activities as part of an individually planned care programme approach for residents who choose to participate.


1 To liaise with Care teams in the design and scheduling of programmes of therapeutic recreational activity.


2 To understand the principles of Reminiscence and Reality Orientation in care of the elderly with mental health problems.


3 To organise activities outside the home ie, attending community functions, outings etc.


4 To encourage and liaise with the local community groups eg, by inviting them to participate in functions within the home.


5 To coordinate/ organise all social functions within the home eg, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries etc.


6 To liaise with the catering staff regarding arrangements for appropriate functions with the assistance of the Home Manager.


7 To promote fund raising activities in consultation with the Home Manager 


8 To ensure that costs/expenses are submitted to the Home Manager in a timely way.


9 To ensure that all equipment and activities stock is accessible but stored safely.


10 To ensure that replenishment of stock levels is undertaken in a timely way and in line with financial procedures.


11 To encourage choice and promote participation of residents in a way that is conductive to their well being.


12 To report to Senior Staff any untoward occurrence, incident/accident in line with the stated procedure and do so promptly.


13 To participate in in-service training programmes and ensure that innovative ideas and part of the activities programme in a way that is therapeutic to residents.


The above list will be subject to review depending upon the operational requirements of the establishment and is not exhaustive.


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