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Activity Coordinator
Ref: CYG18960

Location
Devon Lodge, SO30 2FL
Salary
£10.20 per hour
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 15 October 2021

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

We are currently recruiting for an Activity Coordinator with previous experience of working with learning disabilities and autism who is confident in leading, structuring and planning activities with challenging individuals ensuring a fun and constructive leisure time.

This is a truly rewarding opportunity to join a team that offer amazing support and care and change the lives of our residents every day. 

Devon Lodge is a 12 bed home split between two homes. 8 in main house and 4 in annex.

Annex- more independent residents, less support required. Go offsite for activities in groups.

Main house- High level of support needed at times to support behaviours. Lower functioning but still able with support. More behaviours in the main house i.e challenging behaviours, loud vocalisations, unable to travel in groups when offsite.

Devon Lodge a residential care home for young adults with ASC. A fantastic opportunity to support people to live an independent life as possible, making a difference, care and support

An amazingly rewarding and truly fulfilling environment to work in, which will offer not only job but also personal satsifaction, knowing that you have made a difference to so many individuals lives

Domestic tasks are expected to maintain a clean and safe environment. Paperwork required to be carried out. Must be able to use a computer confidently as data is inputted electronically.

Hold a valid driver’s licence to enable offsite trips.

Home is busy and loud.

You will be working 40hrs per week Monday - Friday in a residential setting and must be a car driver.

In this role you’ll:

Support the Registered Manager to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our residents first.
Provide appropriate physical and emotional support to young people in residence as part of a team of care staff within a residential environment.
Ensure that the social and further learning programme for each resident is set up to meet individual needs ensuring that residents have a variety of activities planned and adequately resourced, thereby supporting the development of their independence, leisure skills and challenging behaviours.
Plan and liaise with the Registered Manager and Assistant managers/ Support Workers to ensure that there is a schedule of activity to undertake, including timetables, and sufficient resources ready prior to the shift to enable a wide range of activities to take place in support of a social education programme. 
Lead, coach and support staff to ensure that the sessions meet expectations.
Plan and liaise in conjunction with the Therapy department the implementation of appropriate programmes for the residents to ensure their individual needs are met.


We're looking for people who have:

Knowledge of suitable activities and pastimes to promote independence and social skills, for adults with autism and associated difficulties
The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the residents
Computer skills with ability to input data, produce reports and power point presentations.
Knowledge of recognised positive approach to working with challenging behaviours associated with learning difficulties
Experience of planning and organising activities appropriate to individuals’ needs and abilities
Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification in child/adult care/support
Ability to contribute to assessment of and care planning for the residents.


 In return we’ll offer you:

  • Full training and Induction
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • DBS paid
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Free meals on duty
  • Free parking at site
  • Blue light card- NHS discounts- A wide range of offers from categories such as holidays, rail travel, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items.

A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it’s saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure – or securing your future with professional development and a pension – we support you to be happy both in & out of work.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.

Due to recent legislation, any person entering our care homes after November 11th 2021, are required to be double vaccinated against COVID 19 before entering our residential sites, unless they can show a genuine medical exemption.   

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

If interested, please apply below or forward your cv to northrecruitment@cygnethealth.co.uk

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