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Lifestyle Co-ordinator

Posted 5 January by Care UK Residential Ended
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’

Our brand new purpose-built care home in North Bar Place in Banbury, Oxfordshire, will open in spring 2017. 
Highmarket House will be close to the centre of Banbury and will provide the latest in luxurious facilities, combined with high quality round-the-clock care. Our dedicated and skilled teams will offer a full range of residential and nursing care for older people, including short-term respite care, specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, plus palliative and end of life care.

We believe that when a person moves into a care home they should be able to continue to enjoy the lifestyle that they always have – keeping busy, seeing friends, being pampered and enjoying great food. The only difference is that you, and your loved ones, can have the peace of mind that expert care is on hand 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Reference: 34147591

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