Life Skills Coordinator

Bridgewood Mews, Tipton

Life Skills Coordinator 
Bridgewood Mews, Tipton: DY4 0JW
Hours: 40 Hours Per Week

Hourly Rate: £8.91 per hour 

About the Home:
Bridgewood Mews provides specialist care for young adults with complex physical needs, Huntington’s disease and neurological disorders. The last big event at Bridgewood Mews was their prom night, but there’s always something going on to get involved with and the team ensures that the priority is always what is in the best interests of the service users.

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. 

Your enthusiasm, warmth and compassion is a fundamental part in helping our Service Users to feel respected, included and cared for.  You will promote the core values of care, help maintain independence, dignity, assist with personal care and ensure the physical and emotional needs of our Service Users are met.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 activites 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.

About you

  • Ideally we would like you to have a QCF (NVQ) Level 2 in Health & Social Care
  • Experience and involvement in social and recreational activities for Service Users
  • 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 musics or any of the other arts.

What we can offer you:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday. (Pro rata)
  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
  • Pension plan.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression.
  • Comprehensive 4 day induction program.
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications.
  • Refer a friend scheme – Up to £1,500

Exemplar Values
Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:

  • Fun
  • Integrity
  • Responsive
  • Success
  • Teamwork

If you are interested please apply today!

 

At Exemplar Health Care you will work in an inclusive environment in which we champion diversity. We understand the importance of our workforce representing the communities and populations we serve, providing a work place where you are encouraged to be yourself whilst offering our colleagues and our service users support, care and a place of belonging.
 
Our Equality , Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging vision statement is to ‘make every day better by creating a fair and inclusive culture where we live our values and celebrate our differences, to provide the best care for our community’.

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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

Click here to download your refer-a-friend claim form and view terms and conditions.