The role of an activities worker or coordinator is to create, organise and oversee activities for people who need care and support services.
An activities worker or coordinator could be based within a residential care home, a community care setting (such as a day centre) or in an individual’s home.
The activities that the worker organises are intended to stimulate new interests and skills or maintain existing interests or skills and are designed specifically to meet an individual’s needs.
Taking part in activities can support individuals to increase their independence, reduce social isolation and maintain their physical and mental well-being.
Activities workers or coordinators will usually have experience of working with adults in a residential, community or voluntary setting. Grades A-C in GCSE Maths and English are usually required. A Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care and experience in areas such as drama, music or crafts may also be desirable. In addition there may be a range of short courses and professional qualifications which may be relevant for this role.
For more information on the role of an Activities Worker/Coordinator visit Skills for Care’s Think Care Careers website.