Activity Coordinator
Ref: CYG05969

  • Location
  • Cygnet Kewstoke, Beach Road, Kewstoke, BS22 9UZ
  • Salary
  • £12,175.37
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 23/08/2019
  • Choose a career that inspires people. 

    Progress your career as a valued member of one of the most respected and supportive teams in the healthcare sector. In helping us deliver outstanding healthcare you’ll be making a real difference to residents and their families every single day, with support from the organisation and your colleagues every step of the way.

    As part of our vibrant culture you’ll build lasting professional relationships that will take you further, whatever your career goals.

    You will:

    • Have autonomy with which to develop and tailor a programme with support of the Therapy team.
    • Facilitate inclusive ward-based leisure activities for all patients to engage in.
    • Support individuals with structured occupational activities outside of the hospital, whilst demonstrating an understanding of individual risk.
    • Promote independent thinking, group work and social inclusion.
    • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to support patients throughout the stages of their recovery during an acute admission.
    • Liaise with the clinical team to ensure you are aware of current clinical issues.
    • Help to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.
    • Complete accurate records within clinical notes and maintain confidentiality.
    • Have a duty to prevent abuse and neglect and report any concerns immediately through the appropriate safeguarding channels.

    You have:

    • The ability to work independently and with initiative
    • An appreciation of symptoms of mental illness and how this can impact on behaviour
    • An ability to be a positive role model.
    • An appreciation of risk and risk management
    • The ability to adapt to varying situations
    • An understanding of the importance of offering a consistent and structured therapy programme to promote meaningful occupation.

    We’ll offer you:

    • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Flexible working with opportunity for overtime
    • Regular coaching & appraisal
    • Expert supervision & peer support
    • DBS paid
    • Employee referral scheme
    • Employee discount savings

  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke provides an emergency admissions service for men and a pathway for women from low secure to rehabilitation including a specialist service for personality disorder.

    The hospital has more than 16 acres of landscaped grounds and overlooks the Bristol Channel. This beachside location, just outside Weston-super-Mare, helps us provide a quiet, peaceful and therapeutic environment which can offer service users a broad range of therapies including CAT, CBT, Schema Therapy, EMDR & DBT.

    The hospital provides 58 inpatient beds within a low secure setting, including a male PICU within the same secure perimeter. All bedrooms are single, with en-suite bathrooms, and each of the four wards has its own garden or terrace. There is a fully equipped gym and activities suite.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

  • Job Description
  • JD_Activities_Co_Ordinator_2.doc

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