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Lifestyle Coordinator- Queens Oak in London at ExcelCare

Date Posted: 4/10/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full Time
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  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
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Job Description

Job Title: Lifestyle Coordinator- Queens Oak 

Location: Queens Oak Care Centre

Salary: No NVQ £10.70

NVQ Level 2 £11.12

Closing Date: 10/05/2019

Reference Number: 000776


We have an exciting opportunity for a Lifestyle Activities Coordinator to join our team at Queens Oak Care Home in Peckham, London.

Including 5 days per week, Monday to Sunday, 45 hours per week.

Key responsibilities:

  • Source and facilitate meaningful and fulfilling activities to ensure that we continually enrich and stimulate the lives of the people living within our homes.
  • Liaise with external and internal parties to establish suitable programmes tailored to the needs of each of our residents eg music, excercise, games, quizzes, arts, crafts, gardening, trips and outings.
  • Plan daily/weekly and monthly - even quarterly programmes.
  • Plan outings for residents, liaising with staff, families and external organisations, transport, etc
  • Encourage residents to take daily walks, if possible.
  • Ensure the Home has a selection of appropriate activity materials available at all times ready for the planned programmes.
  • To encourage socialising across the Units
  • Offer some flexibility in working hours to attend outside events if possible.
  • To promote links within the local community and schools - encouraging children to visit the home and assist with sing alongs, games, gardening and much more.
  • The majority of activities take place indoors. However, when the weather permits, we take maximum advantage of our lovely outdoor gardens area.
  • 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 and 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.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or above (Adult) is preferred but not essential

Personal Qualities:

  • Knowledge of community resource
  • Creative, innovative and enthusiastic with a good sense of humour
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Politeness at all times when dealing with Residents as well as Colleagues and families.

Employee Benefits:

  • 20 Days holiday plus Bank holidays
  • Time and a half payment for bank holiday working
  • Refer a Friend Scheme rewarding up to £600 for every person you refer
  • DBS Certificate paid by Excelcare
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Paid study leave
  • Long service awards
  • Career development pathways through the Excelcare Training Academy
  • Comprehensive Induction Programme
  • Funded Qualifications via the apprenticeship programme (where required)
  • Paid uniform

If you are interested in the position or would initially like to find out more information, we’d like to hear from you. Please apply online or contact one of the Recruitment Team today on 0208 3135003.

Excelcare are an equal opportunities employer.