Lifeskills Activities Coordinator

Wykewood, Wyke

Lifeskills Activities Coordinator
Wykewood, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, BD12 8AA 
Full time
£8.91 per hour

Do you want to be part of brand new service from the beginning, creating something special in Bradford?

Our new complex needs care home, Wykewood, which opened in June 2021, provides specialist nursing care for adults living with a range of complex and high acuity care needs.

Construction of the home started in March 2020, bringing a £5million investment into the local area.

The home  has 40 large bedrooms - each with an en suite wet room - spread over three floors and surrounded by large landscaped gardens around the home. It'll care for 40 adults living with a range of complex needs including mental and physical health conditions. 
With excellent career development and the unique opportunity to be part of a team where you can make the difference and every day better.
 

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 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 Caren is an advantage

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
Pension plan
Free car parking
Free uniform
Outstanding career progression
Comprehensive induction program
Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualification
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

*Ts & Cs apply
 

Patients playing with water pistols

Colleague stories

“There are many career opportunities at Exemplar Health Care and the support that I’ve received has been amazing. Everyone at Exemplar Health Care is committed to not only our residents, but each other. I am proud to be part of the Exemplar family.”

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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.