Activities Assistant

Ballyragget, County Kilkenny / Ireland
Salary:  11.50€

We are looking for an Activity Coordinator to start working with us at Brookhaven Nursing Home.

Brookhaven Nursing Home, part of Brookhaven Healthcare, is situated in a tranquil setting on the edge of Ballyragget, close to all the village’s amenities and surrounding area. It is a purpose-built 71-bed facility. Every effort is made to encourage lots of interaction with the local community, and all residents are encouraged and supported to maintain strong links to their home communities.

An activity coordinator’s job description includes planning and executing activities for the elderly, including outings in the community, art and music programs in the facility, and any special events. Duties can include purchasing the items needed for activities, setting up rooms for activities and events, and overseeing the residents to ensure they are safe and following the rules and instructions. Problem-solving and communication skills enable you to develop appropriate activities and communicate instructions, so the residents understand the rules.

Free Employee Benefits

  • Free access to all the family and extended family members to Aviva’s ‘Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion’ service
  • Free meals
  • Free training to FETEC level 5
  • Free Garda vetting
  • Free uniform

Employee Discounts

  • Discounts on car, home, and travel insurance of up to 25%
  • Free travel insurance to Europe where an employee has both car and home insurance with the same provider
  • Pharmacy discounts; 20% on non-prescription items, 10% on prescription

Other Employee Initiatives

  • Access to a unique banking scheme with Croí Laighean Credit Union
  • Employee referral cash incentive scheme
  • Employee recognition awards
  • Employee appreciation events throughout the year
  • Access to a pension scheme
  • Access to Bike to Work scheme

What are the qualifications/skills needed?

  • Relevant qualification in Healthcare/Social care
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Completion of Sonas & Imagination Gym courses (desirable but not essential)
  • Enthusiastic, caring, reliable and empathetic nature
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Fluent level of English, both written and oral

Contact us now to arrange an interview and a tour of our Home.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From €11.50 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Ballyragget, CO. Kilkenny: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

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