Lifestyle Co-ordinator

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2018-02-04 Care Homes Job Title: Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Activity Coordinator

Date Posted: 05 Jan 2018

Job Location: Guildford , Surrey

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package, Flexible Shifts Available

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Contact Name: James Jarvie


Activities Co-Ordinator, Godalming, Surrey Key

Responsibilities - To maintain a stimulating programme of leisure pursuits and social events for both groups of residents and on an individual basis. Produce a weekly social events programme and ensure that it is advertised within the home. To ensure that the social care plan for each resident is in place within three weeks of the date of admission and reviewed regularly. To consult with and assess each resident in order to identify their social and recreational requirements according to their likes, dislikes, abilities and needs. To organise social and recreational events within and without the home. 

To assess on a regular basis the effectiveness of the programme of social events and recreational pursuits. To liaise and consult with relatives and other staff within the home when writing social care plans. To assess and evaluate social care plans on a monthly basis. To assist and support residents at meal times ensuring that the appropriate equipment is available and that the ambience is conducive to a relaxed environment. To liaise with the senior person in charge on a daily basis. To involve residents in social events organised by the local community and encourage community groups to have involvement in the life of the home.

To ensure the spiritual and worship needs of residents are met. To build and maintain a suitable stock of social events and hobby equipment such as: craft materials, board games, jigsaws, cards, needlework, paints, etc. To provide inspiration resources and ideas to care staff for group and one to one social events.

To maintain standards of infection control within the home and to assist residents to maintain their own infection control needs. To attend all statutory and mandatory training as required by the Company in order to fulfil your duties. To attend appropriate training courses and/or programmes to enhance personal and professional knowledge and skills. 

Skills & Experience - Previous experience in a caring role or a similar background is required. You will need to have experience of looking after the Elderly. Mature, sensible outlook with common sense commitment, initiative and a desire to make the lives of elderly people better. Sense of Fun, flexibility and ideas for things to do daily.   

Qualifications - NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or above (Adult) is preferred but not essential. Good basic education, including English and Maths   

Additional Information  - Jubilee House is a welcoming care home located just off Godalming High Street in Surrey. We provide personalised residential, nursing and respite care for older people, and our team has specialist expertise in supporting individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. When a new resident joins us, we find out as much as we can about their lifetime experiences, interests, likes and dislikes. We use what we learn to create individual ‘life history boxes’, which help to trigger memories and provide comfort for residents who have dementia. Everyone in the Jubilee House team is very open and approachable. We all share the aim of helping residents to stay as independent as possible and we offer choices at all times. Many residents play an important part in the day-to-day life of the home, for example by helping out with housework, maintaining the garden or by looking after our pets.

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