Activity Co-ordinator
Ref: CYG10985


  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Hexham, Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4JR
  • Salary
  • £8.85
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2020
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    Activity Co-ordinator

    At Cygnet Health you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. You’ll be exposed to all kinds of new challenges and responsibilities, to ensure you continue learning and developing as you go.

    Cygnet Hospital Hexham is our new 27 bed mental health facility for women with complex mental health needs which is due to open in Autumn 2020. The hospital will be built to meet the latest national specifications for improving mental health within a therapeutic environment.

     

    In this role you’ll:

    • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the service. To maintain and demonstrate a positive attitude toward service users, their families, staff, visitors and others.
    • Create an atmosphere that suits the individual service users and the day service.
    • Help service users to socialise within the day service, providing a variety of activities, which cater for all tastes. Assist service users in accessing activities and identifying needs.
    • Plan and implement five day rolling / individual programmes, as well as encouraging service users to maintain pre-existing hobbies after discussion with the team leaders and the service manager. To prepare and maintain appropriate materials for activities. On completion of activities to be responsible for cleaning up after activity.
    • Maintain full and accurate records of daily therapies / activities using the relevant documents.
    • Report and document any changes in service user physical or emotional condition to the Person in Charge. To provide with written or verbal feedback to Manager Care on the patients progress and fluctuation within activities.
    • Assist staff when interviewing relevant Volunteers and assistant Staff as well as supervising their work.

     

    We're looking for people who have:

    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the patients
    • GCSE English and Maths or equivalent training or qualification, or able to demonstrate the same.
    • Previous experience in working within a care environment
    • Previous experience in the care of adults with learning disabilities and complex needs

     

    In return we’ll offer you:

    • Group Pension
    • NHS Staff Discounts
    • Enhanced Maternity
    • Free Health Cash Plan
    • Employee Referral Scheme
    • 24 Hours Free GP Helpline
    • Discounted Gym Membership
    • Cycle To Work Scheme
    • On-site Benefits
    • Free Mortgage Broker & Insurance Cover
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP
    • Free Eye Tests
    • Car Lease Discounts
    • Paid Life Assurance Company scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks


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

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