Location
Thatcham
Department
Admininstration
Advertising Salary
£20,808 + Benefits

Introduction

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 Thornford Park Hospital, which offers long-term treatment and rehabilitation to men with enduring mental disorders and forensic histories, and who present with multiple problems, challenging behaviour, high risk behaviour and complex needs.

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.

*You may be required to work some evening and weekend hours to meet the needs of the service.

Other responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the creation of patient and ward timetables
  • Providing effective and accurate clinical entries and outcomes of activities using an electronic patient database system
  • 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
  • Supporting the MDT by contributing within ward discussions, community meetings and reflective practice discussions
  • Participating in monthly clinical supervision with the Occupational Therapist and the organisation's system of appraisal
  • 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 activities

To be successful as Activity Coordinator, you’ll need:

  • Previous experience of working with adults and or young people with mental health disorders
  • Full clean UK driving license 
  • Ability to build and maintain therapeutic relationships
  • 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 activities

What you will get:  

  • Annual salary of £20,808 +  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 Package

There 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 a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 80 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

We encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19. As such, you will need to have had your Covid Vaccine to be eligible for this position.
 

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.

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