Social Coordinator
Metlifecare
Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
2d ago

About us

Metlifecare Somervale is a small, intimate retirement village and modern care home, located close to the beach and Mt Maunganui's Bayfair shopping centre.

At Somervale, we're passionate about enabling people to get the very most out of their retirement; and we're just as committed to helping our team get the most out of their careers.

About the role

Our dedicated team are looking for an energetic, bubbly and creative person to enhance the life of our village residents by developing, implementing and managing a variety of social and recreational activities on a part time.

As a motivated "self-starter" and a meticulous planner with a flair for entertaining, you will be responsible for planning trips, games and events and working to a budget.

On offer is a part time opportunity, working 20 hours per week. Flexibility to work a variety of shifts is essential.

Skills & experience required

To be considered for this role you will have experience working with the elderly and ideally have a caregiver qualification or have completed an ACE training programme.

A Certificate in Diversional Therapy, or being prepared to work towards a qualification will make you a preferred candidate.

You will need to be an excellent people person who enjoys working with the older adult, with an ability to maximise resident participation in the activities.

  • You will appreciate how important this position is in delivering an outstanding service to our residents, so you will have empathy for the older person;
  • excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate in a clear, considerate fashion; and an industrious, diligent approach to ensuring that the job is done to the highest standards.

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