Lifestyle Co-ordinator

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

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Activity Coordinator

Date Posted: 05 Mar 2018

Job Location: Hampton , London

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits Package, Flexible Shifts Available

Hours: Full Time

Contact Name: Grace Shaughnessy

Description

This is your’ the opportunity to start a rewarding career with Care UK and make a real positive impact on the lives of our residents on a daily basis.

We are looking for someone who will join our friendly team at our Laurel Dene care home in Hampton who will create a varied, fun and dynamic activities schedule for our residents. 

Key Responsibilities - To maintain a stimulating programme of leisure pursuits and social events for the residents, both within a group and on an individual basis. 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 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 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 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. 

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. A 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 

At Laurel Dene care home in Hampton, you can expect the best quality care combined with a warm welcome from our friendly team. Laurel Dene is a modern and stylish purpose-designed care home set in a quiet residential area of Hampton Hill in Middlesex. We provide personalised residential and nursing care for older people, and we have specialist expertise in caring for individuals who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. 

Our friendly and experienced care home team supports each resident to live as independent and active a life as possible, with fulfilling experiences every day. You’ll often find us all working together on interesting projects and events, like exploring local history or putting on a show to entertain family and friends. Our beautiful gardens are the perfect location for summer garden parties. Everyone in our team is very approachable and we’re always open to feedback and suggestions. We have regular meetings where residents and families can share their ideas about new projects and ways to develop the care home. And we’re very fortunate to have fantastic support from the Friends of Laurel Dene fundraising committee.

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