Activities Coordinator

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  • Winchester, Hampshire

  • £9.00 to £9.18 per hour

  • Full time

In accordance with CQC Essential Standards and current Company policies and ensuring the highest possible standard of care and support is provided to all service users within the home, it is the responsibility of the Activities Coordinator to:

  • Serve the service users supported within the service.
  • Ensure equality of opportunity for all with regard to educational, cultural, leisure and social opportunities.
  • Take into account emotional, psychological, physical and behavioural needs when planning and offering a service.
  • Assist in planning a daily timetable of activities for the service users supported within the service considering 2 and 3.
  • Work as part of a team – working closely with Day Care colleagues and Support Workers, promoting the aims of Day Care.
  • Be accountable to and communicate with the Homes Manager.
  • Share information with the staff team regarding current features of Day Care, (e.g. aim/objectives of programmes, target areas, assessments/reports, developments with external providers) leading teaching sessions on an individual or small group basis as required.
  • Work closely with the speech and language therapist ensuring recommendations are incorporated into the care practice of all in conjunction with day service organiser and manager.
  • Work effectively and completely in all aspects of Day Care offered; be responsible for and develop specific areas, as agreed.
  • To use initiative and creativity in providing safe and enjoyable activities for all.
  • Work in partnership with service users, promoting independence skills and decision making.
  • Be involved with assessments of service user’s skills and abilities.
  • To act as day care link worker to individual service users, taking specific responsibility for the level of day care offered to those service users, exploring new opportunities / activities where appropriate, working with the individual and liasing with their key worker on aims and interventions.
  • To write reports and reviews when requested, attend service reviews of specified service users.
  • To keep adequate written records of all work carried out.
  • To appropriately care for and check equipment used in Day Care, ensuring educational, creative and sensory environments remain safe and in good order.
  • To attend and contribute to staff meetings.
  • To attend day care meetings within the home and within the company.
  • To identify training needs in conjunction with the Homes Manager.
  • Make full use of the resources available within the home and locality.
  • Liaise with external providers of services in conjunction with Homes Manager.
  • To share responsibility for the day care budget.
  • To follow the philosophy of care operations within the home.

It is expected that Day Care staff will be aware of their professional role, and will keep up-to-date with any innovations policies in respect of care for people with learning disabilities.  This Job Description is not intended to be a complete list of duties and responsibilities, but indicates the main aspects attached to this post.  

Benefits

As an Activities Coordinator at Choice, you’ll enjoy:

Generous Paid Holiday Entitlement

You’ll get 30 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays).

Choice Care Pension Scheme

We’ll contribute 3% on top of your voluntary personal contribution.

Perkbox Offers and Discounts

Incredible savings on big name brands from high street shopping to entertainment and eating out, to discounts on holidays, theme parks, gym memberships and more.

Health Assured Assistance Scheme

Our Employee Assistance Programme, providing confidential, professional advice and guidance on things like finance, housing, health and legal matters.

Quarterly Wellness Bonus

A £50 bonus for every three-month period where you take no sick leave.

Refer a Friend Bonus

If a friend or family member applies successfully for a job at Choice, we’ll thank you with a special reward.

Reports To

Homes Manager

Annual Leave

23 days Annual Leave ( excluding Bank Holidays)

Anything else I need to know?

Any job offer is pending a satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check (at our expense). All applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Ref: ACCAM229

Posted: 25/03/2020

Closes: 01/03/2021

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