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Lifestyle Co-ordinator

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  • 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

     

  • Where you'll work
  • The Willows care home offers quality care in a warm, relaxed and homely atmosphere.

    The Willows is a modern, purpose-built care home set in a quiet residential area of Middlesbrough and is sometimes known locally as Woodside Resource Centre. We offer specialist nursing, residential, respite and day care for older people who have Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.

    We also offer a flexible day care service to older people living in the area who have dementia, as well as compassionate and supportive end of life care.

    We work hard to make sure residents feel comfortable, settled and happy. Our team at The Willows spend time getting to know residents so that we can provide personalised care and offer the food and activities they like most.

    We encourage residents to stay active and there’s something for everyone with regular outings, visits from professional entertainers and activities such as painting, memory games and card making. We even have a ‘wandering pathway’ within the home, so that residents with dementia are able to explore freely. You can learn more about daily life at The Willows here.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.

Care UK is committed to ensuring that it employs people with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and will assess every applicant fairly regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependents, age, physical/mental disability or offending background. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working with us, it will depend on the nature of the role and background of any offence.