Could you be a Lifestyle and Well-being Co-ordinator at one of our Heritage Manor Homes? Do you have a sunny disposition and want to bring the smiles to our residents faces? You would be helping them pursue their hobbies, as well as introducing them to new experiences. Our motto is “You don’t stop having fun when you get old… you get old when you stop having fun“. Our ethos is to enabling residents to live their lives. If you share this mind-set, this could be the role for you.
Lifestyle and Well-being co-ordinator role
Role: Activities co-ordinator with focus on the well-being and lifestyle of our residents.
Location: A care home within the Heritage Manor Group: Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Essex locations.
Hourly Rate: A competitive hourly rate dependent on experience and qualifications.
Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week.
Qualifications: No qualifications required, but a fun loving personality and a genuine interest in caring for individuals well-being are a must.
To Apply: Please click on the Would You Like To Join Our Team icon to the right, fill in a few details and Pippa our HR Manager will call you back.
We would like to invite and welcome you to visit our homes at any time during the recruitment process. That way, you can meet the team and get a feel for the home, to see if this is the role for you.
We require an enhanced DBS disclosure for this role and will cover this cost.
For full details of benefits available including employee assistance and discounts, Private Healthcare Scheme and Pension scheme, click here https://www.heritagemanor.co.uk/training/benefits/
You will receive full support, induction and training. This includes regular mandatory training, as well as other training opportunities for career progression. We also offer peer mentoring for new starters to help you settle into the role. Click here to read more https://www.heritagemanor.co.uk/training/the-heritage-manor-mentoring-scheme/
What will you be doing within the role?
You would be supporting our residents emotional and mental well-being, spending time getting to know each resident, thereby ensuring you know their likes and dislikes, hobbies and interests. One to one time is important and listening to residents. Person centred care is central to our beliefs and our ethos of “You don’t stop having fun when you get old, you get old when you stop having fun”.
We would want you to support residents to continue living full and happy lives, throughout their days. The role goes beyond just providing activities and extends to the well-being and lifestyle of our residents. It is about enabling residents to live their lives. We want you to know what makes each resident happy on a day to day basis. This is their home and we want our friendly, homely environment to shine through so our residents feel comfortable, relaxed and happy. They should be able to do all the things they would do at home, at our home.
We need you to create a stimulating and developing activity programme tailored to our residents to enable them to live their lives. This will involve planning, organising and co-ordinating activities each week for residents’ active daily living, in groups and individually. You would need to liaise with local entertainers and groups to book visits to our home. Also, to liaise with providers of fitness classes and promote health and well-being. You would be the contact for local schools and groups to bring inter-generational events to our home. We would want you to promote the homes involvement in the local community and plan, organise and accompany our residents on external outings.
More detail of the role:
- First and foremost, we are looking for someone who is genuinely interested in working within a caring environment.
- Each resident should have a Life History, which you would help compile for new residents and use to help plan person-centred activities.
- You will plan and book monthly rolling/individual programmes and ensure that it is communicated to the residents and staff. Activities will be stimulating and where possible encourage residents to maintain pre-existing hobbies. Focus is on eabling residents to live their lives.
- We would like you to be proactive and creative with new ideas for activities, events and daily events.
- Budgeting for those entertainments, materials and outings is important.
- You will work as part of a team of nurses, carers, housekeeping and kitchen staff getting to know the residents and promoting the resident’s independence wherever possible to ensure that they retain their comfort and dignity.
- You will also work as part of the group wide Lifestyle and Well-being Co-ordinator team, sharing ideas for activities, Facebook and marketing opportunities.
- We share news of the Home on social media and you will be a Facebook editor for the Home page. You will post news and activities on the Home’s Facebook page and involved in the marketing of the Home. Please see our Facebook pages for each home.
- You will accompany residents off site to activities, co-ordinating transport and the activity. On occasion these may be outside normal working hours,
- For those who are remain in bed, you will provide relevant activity and company on a one to one basis
- You will liaise with other staff regarding special individual requirements, such as for birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations. We encourage relatives, friends and other staff to participate in the Home’s activities
- Activities may include fundraising events for the home or charities residents wish to support.
- You will also ensure the provision of specialist media for residents with special needs (news tapes, book tapes, large letter books and Braille as required).
- You will work as part of a team of nurses and carers to follow personal care plans and to add to written daily records.
- Some residents with dementia may be confused and may need additional support and monitoring.
- Full support and training will be given to you to allow you to carry out your day to work and to achieve required qualifications.
“I adore my job as Wellbeing & Lifestyle co-ordinator as I get to enable the residents to live the life that they want too. Making each day count and bringing a smile to their face as they achieve their goals, whether big or small. Everyday is different and I always go home feeling a sense of of happiness for what I get to do each and everyday.” Clare, L&W Co-ordinator at West Eaton
Heritage Manor and our care homes
Heritage Manor was established in 1995 and is a small privately-owned local group of care homes.
Our reputation as a care provider across all our homes is excellent. We value our residents and staff as individuals. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. Every team member has an important role in the health and happiness of our residents.
A high quality of care and staff engagement are really important to us. We welcome all candidates and are able to offer the opportunity to work towards the necessary qualifications.
We would like to invite and welcome you to visit our homes at any time during the recruitment process. That way, you can meet the team and get a feel for our homes, to see if this is the role for you. Check out each homes Facebook page which are regularly updated with lots of activities and news.
Our mission statement “To provide warm and friendly care within a homely environment, delivered by well trained and motivated staff, to enable residents to live their lives“