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2018-03-21 Care Homes Job Title: Lifestyle Co-ordinator
Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home
Job Role: Activity Coordinator
Date Posted: 19 Feb 2018
Job Location: Windsor , Berkshire
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package, Flexible Shifts Available
Hours: Full Time
Contact Name: Grace Shaughnessy
Job Summary. Help our residents maintain active and independent lives through the creation and delivery of individualised activity plans based on their interests, abilities and life experience. Full time, occasional weekend and evening work required.
Key Responsibilities. To build friendships with our residents that help them adjust to life in a care home Work with residents, their friends and family members, to build individual lifestyle histories and, using these, create ongoing plans in our electronic resident records, ensuring these are updated daily to evidence delivery. On a monthly basis review the plan with the resident and relatives and adjust if necessary. Create a weekly schedule of meaningful occupation for each resident, personalised to their likes, dislikes, needs and abilities, helping them to try new things and continue to take part in the hobbies and activities that make them who they are. Create and maintain a schedule of group activities tailored to residents to run alongside one-to-one sessions, enabling residents to take part in communal activities as well as individual hobbies as per their wishes. Update the resident’s personalised diary on a weekly basis with details of the activities they’ve undertaken, including photos, comments and feedback, that can be kept by residents as a record of what they have achieved as well as shared with their friends, family and the home team. Build relationships with relatives, friends and advocates in order make sure you understand the person, and that the relatives understand how you are supporting the resident. To build relationships with the local community, inviting them into the home to take part or run events and help residents maintain their hobbies. To establish and run a ‘Friends of’ the home - a group of relatives, friends and neighbours from the community who are keen to be active participants in the life of the home. Develop strong and continuing relationships with colleagues to enable the sharing of ideas and information, ensuring you are all working as a team to provide a safe and fulfilling experience within the home for every resident. Enable our residents to stay in touch with friends and family by visits, phone, Skype, letters and email. Support our residents to make trips outside of the home, encouraging relatives and friends to join in, as well as building links with local groups to encourage them into the home, facilitating the position of the home as part of the local community. Actively seek feedback on the activity provision in the home, including running a resident forum and in-house customer satisfaction programmes. 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. To undergo the necessary training to become a ‘Dementia Friend’
Queens Court is a purpose built home and offers specialist expertise in supporting individuals in personal and nursing care services. We get to know every resident as an individual so that we can provide care that is truly tailored to their needs, while being equipped with en-suite shower rooms and comfortable surroundings. Each resident has their own personalised care plan, as well as a life history book which helps us to understand and appreciate their lifetime experiences. The home is located in a quiet area of Windsor which offers great transport links to surrounding areas.