We require an enthusiastic individual in the role of Activities Co-Ordinator to arrange events and activities for our lovely residents. The post would be part time 30 hours per week and may involve some weekend working
Job Description LIFESTYLE / Activity COORDINATOR
REPORTS TO SENIOR STAFF / HOME MANAGER
Job purpose - To organise a programme of appropriate & achievable, therapeutic & recreational activities to enhance the lives & improve the well being of the Service User in the home.
Liaise with residents, relatives, friends of residents and key workers/ Named Nurses or Senior Carer to ensure full knowledge of the residents like, dislikes, interests, abilities and difficulties and be involved in the development of collating a social history/ background record of likes and dislikes about the residents. Create a Personal Memory Box to reflect a celebration of each persons life. It will include important information to them in the form of a photo album, or a collage and will include items that hold special memories, and other significant objects. Get to know each person well. You will then be able to work with the person to plan activities that match their skills to their preferences. All care staff have a responsibility for engaging residents in activities. As Lifestyle Coordinator you will be encouraging staff to participate and also to provide one-to-one activity (e.g. hand massage) during contact with residents. You should encourage staff members to use particular skills (e.g. piano, hairdressing) and interests to the benefit of residents. Explore the most appropriate methods and resources for meeting activity needs, including group events, individual sessions, involving internal and external sources using the identified sources in conjunction with the Home Manager and other colleagues.
Advertise the planned programme in an appropriate manner which encourages involvement of all residents, relatives and staff. Advertise forthcoming events externally and in the home as appropriate. Organise theme events as required, based on local holidays, traditions, etc. Organise outings as appropriate, giving consideration to safety needs and staffing requirements. Provide activities based on the planned programme in a flexible manner, allowing for necessary changes. To be responsible for the safe use and storage of equipment, resources and materials used in activities. Maintain a portfolio of updated information, including the range of activities available within the Home, the local community, and of other local and national resources Liaise with community groups, for example schools and religious societies to enable them to bring their service into the home Maintain records of resident assessments, residents participation and activity evaluations on RESMAN, as part of the Person Centred approach to planning social inclusion and activities for an individual. To report observations of any changes in the health or mood of the resident to the care and nursing staff
To be an active and helpful member of the team, contribute to meeting, attend training sessions and ensure that the home is a friendly and supportive working environment.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: £7.50 /hour