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Lifestyle Co-ordinator Bank

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  • 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’
  • Where you'll work
  • Whitby Dene is a welcoming, purpose-built care home located in a leafy residential area of Eastcote, Middlesex.

    We offer residential and respite care for older people, including individuals with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia. We also provide sensitive and supportive end of life care.

    Our friendly and experienced care team gets to know each resident on an individual level, so that we can respond to their specific and unique needs. Our tailored care plans focus on residents' comfort and health, and we treat every person with dignity and respect.

    Knowing about residents' life experiences, interests and hobbies also helps us to organise activities and outings that they'll want to take part in. And we promote choice and independence by involving residents in decisions about activities and day-to-day life at the home.

    We care for residents' families and friends too – we’re always here with a listening ear and a cup of tea, and we support people who continue to play a part in their loved one's day-to-day care. Families and friends are welcome to visit or call whenever they want and  we’re always happy for people to join us for activities and outings.

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.