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VACANCY Day Centre Assistant - Older Men's Group (9hrs per week)

Teams and Bensham Community Care (Charity Number 1122735) specialises in supporting older people in Gateshead to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. We are seeking a Day Centre Assistant to enable older men to feel welcome, valued and cared for at our Monday and Thursday men’s lunch club groups.

Hours & Pay: 9 hours per week, £8.31 per hour

Days of Working: Monday 10am to 2:30pm & Thursday 10am to 2:30pm

Contract Type: Temporary 2 years until 31st August 2022 (with possibility of extension)


  • Assist with the set-up of activities in the lounge and encourage men to take part (dominoes, indoor games, Wii console games, quizzes etc).
  • Assist to Organise and co-ordinate new activities based on the values and wishes of older men
  • Assist on the minibus which picks up our attendees from home and drops them off again afterwards (this is only required when our minibus assistant is on annual leave/sickness absence and may include working on other days as and when required in addition to the contracted hours and paid as overtime)
  • Serve meals, hot drinks and refreshments
  • Clear tables and assist with housekeeping duties
  • Assist older men to take part in activities
  • Generally support older men to feel included and welcome

Personal Specification

  • Committed, patient and caring
  • Motivated and able to work independently and as part of a team, liaising with other staff, volunteers, service users and organisations

Essential Criteria

  • Excellent communication skills and able to get on well with older men.

An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for successful candidates (fee covered by the organisation)

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