Job Detail


Lifestyle Co-ordinator

17/01/2019
Home Name The Willows
  • Working Hours:

    32
  • Job Type:

    Permanent
  • Salary:

    £8.50 per hour
  • Job Location:

    Bedford, Bedfordshire

Description

A new career for the NEW YEAR!

Are you a committed Activities Co-ordinator?

Do you have a flare to engage and encourage people?

Is communication, organisation and team work something you excel at?

If so, becoming a Lifestyle Co-ordinator with us could be perfect for you!

 

Kingsley Healthcare is a family owned national care home operator rated as one of the top 20 large groups by carehome.co.uk.  We are one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the sector.

 

This is a special role that emphasises on ensuring our residents and their families are supported and engaged in life within The Willows Nursing Home in Bedford, Bedfordshire.

 

This is position is offering 32 hours per week, varied shifts (9am-3pm/9am-5pm) and flexibility is required to work some evenings and weekends where an event or activity has been scheduled.

The pay rate is up to £8.50 per hour (subject to experience)

 

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 and through external channels (marketing team, social media...).

-To organise social and recreational events within (tea parties, fetes, craft fairs...) and outside the home (music groups, dramatic societies, schools, colleges...).

-To assess on a regular basis the effectiveness of the programme of social events and recreational pursuits.

-Responsible for maintaining the annual activities planner.

-Establish relationships with the local community.

-To attend appropriate training courses and/or programmes to enhance personal and professional knowledge and skills.

Criteria / Person Specification

The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • Previous experience of organising activities within a care setting.
  • Experience of arranging and promoting events
  • Great communication skills
  • NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care, would be advantageous
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • Understanding of the different types of activities elderly residents will enjoy.
  • Creative flair with a range of practical skills e.g. arts & crafts etc.
  • Ability to motivate and engage people with good negotiation skills.
  • Ability to plan a calendar of activities.
  • Able to create an environment where residents feel able to participate and contribute ideas.

Benefits

At Kingsley Healthcare we provide a variety of competitive benefits, including:

- Excellent rates of pay

- Enhanced rates for bank holidays

- Paid breaks

- Uniform provided

- Costs for an enhanced DBS


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Job Deadline: 22/02/2019

 

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