ACTIVITY COORDINATOR AWARDS 2018

2016 Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

Activity Coordinator of the Year Award

This award will be given to the Activity Coordinator who has demonstrated they can provide a needs led, person centered programme for care home residents.  Nominatees must show skills of demonstrating creativity and responsibilities in arranging a full activity schedule and innovative ways to include everyone.

  • Is able to provide and give examples of an exceptional range of activities
  • Understands individuals needs for different activities and explains why this is
  • Is able to demonstrate how clients and/or relatives/carers participate in the development of new activities.
  • Can motivate people
  • Inclusion for people with a range of skill levels both mentally and physically
  • Gives examples of how they have success stories
  • Is innovative and passionate about their role and how they have achieved change
  • Can demonstrate how they are supported by other staff where they work
  • Testimonials of residents, relatives and others within the care sector.

The Newcomer Award

This award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate a person who has recently taken on the role of Activity Coordinator and has shown an outstanding consistent work ethic and has positively impacted the lives of those within the work environment they are based in.

  • Is able to showcase their existing skills to their new career
  • Show a good understanding of the role they now have
  • Demonstrate by examples their understanding of their role as an activity coordinator  and demonstrate excellent people skills
  • Is able to explain what is meant by good practice in their chosen role
  • Is aware of a range of choices users of services may have.
  • Shows empathy and understanding of the client groups they work with.
  • Willingness and determination to take up opportunities to improve knowledge in a range of settings

 Most Improved Activity Coordinator of the Year

This award will be given to an individual who can demonstrate how specific skills gained through training has positively impacted the residents lives where they work and have managed to deliver activities that cater to the needs of older people and impacted the service given.

  • Understands and demonstrates treating each person as an individual by giving a personalised service
  • Explains how you help a person continue to make the best use of their skills and abilities through encouragement, reassurance and common sense.
  • Demonstrates the importance of communication skills-listening skills etc.
  • Is able to demonstrate how they have made a difference in their resident’s lives.
  • Has a passion for improving resident’s participation in activities.

Most Courageous Award

This award will be given to an individual who even in the midst of their own personal hardship they have given a consistent contribution to their role of activity coordinator and shown great courage.

  • Has demonstrated consistent work standards
  • Is able to see beyond their own needs.
  • Can give examples of how staff and residents lives have been impacted by this individual
  • An example of the most courageous thing this individual has done

The Dementia Activity Coordinator Award

This award will be given to an individual who can reflect the specific skills needed to provide activities for people with dementia, and which reflects an awareness of the person centered approach.

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the term Dementia
  • Understands and demonstrates treating each person as an individual by giving a personalised service
  • Explains how you help a person continue to make the best use of their skills and abilities (encouragement, reassuring routine, common sense)
  • Demonstrates the importance of communication skills (listening skills, attention to body language, speaking clearly etc.)
  • Can demonstrate how they have provided a dementia friendly activity schedule for their residents
  • Is able to demonstrate how they have made a difference in the lives of their residents
  • Can give examples of thinking outside the box when organizing an activity
  • Has a passion for improving care/lives of people with dementia