Life Skills/ Activities Coordinator
Internal vacancy at Brook View
Hours: 20 per week
Hourly Rate: £8.72 per hour
If you are an exceptionally caring person you will want to work in our fantastic, specialist, care home! You will soon see that we are not a standard nursing home but a bespoke person centred care home and our staffing level reflects that we are able to go the extra mile every day.
Our home provides care for up to 32 adults with a range of complex needs including neuro-disabilities and mental health conditions, although smaller than some homes, the care we provide is no less than that of the larger Exemplar homes. Care and activity plans are built for each service user, tailored to their needs and likes. We ensure the goals set are achievable; the service user is happy and remains as independent as possible.
Working with families, professionals and most importantly our service users, we build care and activity plans around individuals encouraging service users to be happy and develop their skills is important. We want to ensure they are working towards their goals, and gain a sense of achievement.
Plan & organise in house activities, including social activities & events with the life skills team
Identify each Service Users needs whilst promoting independence and choice
Assist in the development of weekly programmes ensuring all individuals’ needs are attained
Plan and organise monthly residents meetings
Risk assess planned activities and venues with the Life Skills team
Access appropriate transport
Monitor and review Service Users participation
Help to organise and plan fund raising events
You will need to be well organised and whilst you should be a good team player you should also be able to work on your own initiative and be able to follow instruction.
Ideally we would like you to have:
Experience and involvement in social and recreational activities for Service Users
a QCF (NVQ) Level 2 in Health & Social Care
A full driving licence is a MUST
A strong knowledge of the local community
Ideally we are looking for someone with a artist flair, whether that be in music or any of the other arts.
What we can offer you:
5.6 weeks holiday
Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers
Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline
Free car parking
Outstanding career progression
Comprehensive 3 day induction program
Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications
Refer a friend scheme – Up to £1,500
Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:
If you are interested please apply today!
“Every day I learn something new from my colleagues and service users which inspires me to be a better practitioner and a better person.”
Alexandra Ferone, Acting Clinical Nurse Manager