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Vacancy for Day Centre Co-ordinator 21 May 2018 A reminder - applications for this post are welcome and the deadline is 31 May

JOB TITLE: Day Centre Co-ordinator
RESPONSIBLE TO: The Committee
LOCATION: Eynsham Village Hall every Monday

Details are also available as a download below. Please post your application to Mark Johnson, 21 Back Lane, Eynsham OX29 4QP or email mjaoxon@gmail.com by Thursday 31 May.

Overall Aims of the Day Centre

  1. To provide day care and support to older people within an identified community.
  2. To provide a caring social environment with a flexible structure in order that individual needs may be met.
  3. To liaise with carers of older people who attend the Day Centre.
  4. To respect the rights of older people and their carers and to encourage and promote health, choice, dignity and independence.
  5. To liaise with the care management from social and health care.

Main Duties

The Co-ordinator should fully support the overall aim of the Day Centre which is: to promote the welfare of elderly people in Eynsham and the surrounding area.

The Co-ordinator, with support of members of the committee will undertake the day-to-day responsibility of running the Day Centre. Specific duties will include:

  1. In conjunction with the members of the committee recruit, appoint train and supervise staff and volunteers.
  2. Maintain a rota of volunteers and where relevant voluntary drivers.
  3. Accept referrals in accordance with the Social and Health Care Directorate Access to Day Care Arrangements.
  4. Invite to the Day Centre potential clients to undertake an assessment of the older person in order to ascertain whether their needs can be met at the Day Centre
  5. Maintain a waiting list.
  6. Keep an account of money received from clients, which shall be paid to the treasurer.
  7. Undergo training as necessary.
  8. Encourage the involvement and interest of the local community in the Day Centre.
  9. Attend committee meetings as required.
  10. Organising the weekly routine of seated exercises, art and crafts, games and various entertainments
  11. Be prepared to promote and encourage fundraising events.

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to adopt a flexible attitude to the duties, which may have to be varied subject to the needs of the service and in keeping with the general profile of the post.