Overview

Broughton House located in Brant Broughton is a 29 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care.

We are currently recruiting for an Activity Coordinator with previous experience of working with learning disabilities and autism who is confident in leading, structuring and planning activities with challenging individuals ensuring a fun and constructive leisure time.

You will be working 40hrs per week Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm and also one Saturday every 5 weeks.

Please note you must be a car driver due to the remote village location of the home and will recieve £100 per month travel allowance (up to  £1,200 per annum).

In this role you’ll:

  • Support the Registered Manager to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our residents first.
  • Provide appropriate physical and emotional support to young people in residence as part of a team of care staff within a residential environment.
  • Ensure that the social and further learning programme for each resident is set up to meet individual needs ensuring that residents have a variety of activities planned and adequately resourced, thereby supporting the development of their independence, leisure skills and challenging behaviours.
  • Plan and liaise with the Registered Manager and Assistant managers/ Support Workers to ensure that there is a schedule of activity to undertake, including timetables, and sufficient resources ready prior to the shift to enable a wide range of activities to take place in support of a social education programme. 
  • Lead, coach and support staff to ensure that the sessions meet expectations.
  • Plan and liaise in conjunction with the Therapy department the implementation of appropriate programmes for the residents to ensure their individual needs are met.

We’re looking for people who have:

  • Knowledge of suitable activities and pastimes to promote independence and social skills, for adults with autism and associated difficulties
  • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the residents
  • Computer skills including basic knowledge of power point and ability to input data, produce reports and power point presentations.
  • Knowledge of recognised positive approach to working with challenging behaviours associated with learning difficulties
  • Experience of planning and organising activities appropriate to individuals’ needs and abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
  • NVQ Level 2 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification in child/adult care/support
  • Ability to contribute to assessment of and care planning for the residents.

 In return we’ll offer you:

  • Full training and Induction
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • DBS paid
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Free meals on duty
  • Free parking at site
  • Blue light card- NHS discounts- A wide range of offers from categories such as holidays, rail travel, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items.

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

If interested in applying, please forward your CV to abdulhafiz@cygnethealth.co.uk or click on the Apply button below.

Job Reference: CYG28616

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