Activity Coordinator
Ref: CYG07262

  • Location
  • Cygnet Brighouse, 60 Rastrick Common, Brighouse, HD6 3EL
  • Salary
  • £16039 to £18990
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 09/12/2019
  • Give your career a positive change.


    We have an exciting opportunity to join the Therapy department at Cygnet Brighouse. 

    The role of the Activity Co-ordinator is to help compliment both Therapy and Nursing departments by providing meaningful activities for patient for in the rehabilitation service. This includes supporting both leisure and occupational activities for all of our men service users.  


    Individuals who are self-motivated and can work independently are encouraged to apply.


    If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!


    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.

    Hours: Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm

    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.


    Why Cygnet? 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



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



    Are you ready for the challenge? 


  • Location Information

  • Cygnet Lodge Brighouse is a high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men. The emphasis within the service is on preparing people for discharge, whilst providing a high level of support and uses a recovery focused model.

    As part of the service, we also provide a three-bed apartment, Rastrick View. This helps support service users to prepare effectively for discharge by further encouraging independence, while maintaining the inputs of the service and staff support where needed. It also provides the chance to evaluate what support a person may need on leaving the service, which can help prevent readmissions and support positive discharges.

    Cygnet Lodge Brighouse can support up to 24 men in a relaxed, calm and friendly environment. The focus is on helping individuals increase their independence wherever possible by accessing the community meaningfully; such as through work and education, as well as social and leisure facilities.


    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.



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