Activity Coordinator
Ref: CYG08541

  • Location
  • Sheffield Day Services, Spa Lane, Woodhouse, Sheffield, Yorkshire, S13 7PG
  • Salary
  • £8.50 pre probation. £8.65 post probation
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 10/03/2020
  • Give your career a positive change.

    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.

    As part of an organisation with an outstanding reputation for innovation in the sector, you’ll benefit from a vibrant culture tailored to help you thrive, whatever your level or career goals.
    Make a bigger difference to your career and to patient care with us.

    About SDS Sheffield

    SDS Sheffield offers a specialist day service for both men and women with learning disabilities.

    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 socialize 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.
    • Provide comfort and company for those who are unable to undertake any form of activity.
    • Encourage Staff to participate in the day service activities.
    • 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 with fund raising and budgeting for entertainments, materials and outings.
    • Accompany service users to off site activities. In need (and where qualified) be available to drive the company vehicle for activity outings as directed.
    • 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.
    • NVQ2/NVQ 
    • 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:

    • Opportunity for overtime
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • DBS paid
    • Free uniform
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Free meals on duty.

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

    Ready to make a positive change? Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below.

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