Activities Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00096351-1
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Wellington, Somerset
  • Salary: £20,378
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Being an Activities Coordinator is so much more than just organising programmes. It's providing care and support to some of the most vulnerable people in society so they can do something they couldn't do before. It's what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

Working 37.5 hours a week, you will join the team at Wellesley Hospital, which offers long-term treatment and rehabilitation to men and women with a learning disability who may present with mental illness, personality disorders and an autistic spectrum condition.

As an Activities Coordinator, you will create an activity-based culture, which will see you use technical and creative skills to assist in developing, delivering, and coordinating programmes focused on social, recreational and leisure activities.

Supporting the Occupational Therapy team, you will develop links with community-based resources to support service users to engage in local activities. You'll develop roles and routines, which will support occupational participation and encourage service users to adopt a more active lifestyle.

A range of training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and you achieve your career aspirations.

Your responsibilities:

Providing effective and accurate clinical entries and outcomes of activities using an electronic patient database system
Co-ordinate social and recreational activities for service users within the secure environment who are unable to freely access public services.
Developing patients' programmes as informed by individual patient's needs
Assisting the Patient Engagement Lead in auditing and managing the therapy area, ensuring the safety and appropriateness of the environment
Participating in monthly clinical supervision with the Occupational Therapist and the organisation's system of appraisal
To ensure that health and safety, welfare and security standards for service users, staff and their visitors are adhered to.
Developing and supporting the introduction of vocational rehabilitation
Be able to manage the activities budget; including petty cash; reconciling receipts etc.
Managing resources and timely re-ordering in order stock levels of craft and art activitiesTo be successful in this role, you'll need:

Previous experience of working with adults and or young people with mental health disorders
Full clean UK driving license
Experience in mental health setting would be desirable but not necessary
Any other specific skills which can be utilised in this setting: Art & Craft, Horticulture, Cooking, Music
Previous experience in organising/facilitating social events and activities.
Any relevant certificates, courses and skills that would enhance the delivery and diversity of therapeutic activitiesWhat you will get:

Annual salary of £20,378 + Benefits
The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
Free meals
Wellbeing support and activities
Career development and training
Pension contribution
Life Assurance
Enhanced Maternity PackageThere are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move.

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally.

The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure