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Activities Coordinator

  • Job reference: 22456
  • Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Supported Housing Officer
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Job description: Activity Coordinator - Flitwick
A large housing association are recruiting for an Activities Coordinator who will develop and oversee an active living programme for each resident at one of their luxury homes in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.

The Role
The focus of the role is to develop and oversee an active living programme for each resident, which supports mobility, social contact, independence and fun so each and every resident can thrive and live to their full potential. This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*Collaborating with the nursing and senior staff to make an assessment of strengths and capabilities of each resident in regards to activities of daily living.
*Ensure that any risk assessments have been carried out prior to any new planned activity or event.
*Devise simple and safe activities which encourage movement and maintain joint flexibility and functional use of hands and fingers in activities. This can be inside or outside the home and you will have access to work with the senior team to ensure that the residents have full access to the homes minibus and to make sure it is used regularly for activities away from the home.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require the following skills and experience:
*Working with people with complex conditions and challenging behaviour
*Full, clean UK driving license
*Knowledge and empathy of the service user group
*Working effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment
*Knowledge of the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Health and Social Care Act 2008
*First Aid Certificate
*Involvement in community groups
*Budgetary control
*Knowledge of organising activities to enhance lives of residents
*Working within care home environment

The Package
This is a permanent role offering a salary of £17,316 as well as the following benefits:
*Pension Scheme
*Eye care vouchers
*28 days annual leave
*Childcare Vouchers
*Refer a friend scheme - up to £300
*EAP
*Season Ticket Loan
*Study leave
*Medicash Scheme

How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions (lee. mcmillan @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Lee on 01772 208 966.