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Activities Co-ordinator

Company: Haversham House Care Home    Location: Stoke-on-Trent ST4

Job Summary

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


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.

Key Responsibilities:

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.

  • Plan a varied programme of activity based around the needs of the resident group 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

  • Liaise with Management staff to support and participate in Resident and Family Forums e.g. Residents Meetings, surveys and audits of the persons satisfaction of the service provided within the home.
  • Responsible for complying with statutory and legal requirements that are relevant, including; Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010 and the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009
  • Actively participate with the prevention and control of infection within the home in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and attend Infection Control training on induction, regular updates and to take responsibility for the practical application of the training in the course of their work.
  • The post holder must comply with the Equality Act 2010 requirements, treating co-workers, residents and visitors equally, irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, religion etc.
  • To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply at all times with the requirement of the Health and Safety Regulations ensuring that any potential workplace hazards are avoided by the implementation of safe working procedures, and any safety issues are reported..
  • To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act and its amendments.
  • You are required to disclose any additional work you undertake or are planning to undertake for another employer. The company will permit you to undertake this additional work providing we are satisfied that this does not conflict with the interests of the organisation, performance of your normal duties or with the requirements of the Working Time Regulations.

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.

  • To comply with all Policies and Procedures, which may be varied from time to time.
  • This job description is not an exhaustive document but is a reflection of the current position. Details and emphasis may change in line with service needs after consultation with the post holder.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £7.50 /hour

Required experience:

  • care: 1 year