Activity Coordinator
cygnet health care
Cygnet St Williams, Cornwall Avenue, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2LJ
25m ago

Give your career a positive change.

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Therapy department at Cygnet hospital in Darlington.

The role of the Activity Co-ordinator is to help compliment both Therapy and Nursing departments by providing meaningful activities for patients affected by acquired brain injuries.

This includes supporting both leisure and occupational activities with a mixed-sex patient group.

Individuals who are self-motivated and can work independently are encouraged to apply.

If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!

Please note : you will be working on a shift rota basis. Shift pattern over 7 days 6 hours per day(9-3pm).

You will :

  • Have autonomy with which to develop and tailor a programme with support of the Therapy team.
  • Facilitate inclusive ward-based leisure activities for all patients to engage in.
  • Support individuals with structured occupational activities outside of the hospital, whilst demonstrating an understanding of individual risk.
  • Promote independent thinking, group work and social inclusion.
  • Work alongside the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to support patients throughout the stages of their recovery during an acute admission.
  • Liaise with the clinical team to ensure you are aware of current clinical issues.
  • Help to maintain a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Complete accurate records within clinical notes and maintain confidentiality.
  • Have a duty to prevent abuse and neglect and report any concerns immediately through the appropriate safeguarding channels.
  • You have :

  • The ability to work independently and with initiative
  • An appreciation of symptoms of mental illness and how this can impact on behaviour
  • An ability to be a positive role model.
  • An appreciation of risk and risk management
  • The ability to adapt to varying situations
  • An understanding of the importance of offering a consistent and structured therapy programme to promote meaningful occupation.
  • Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you

  • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Flexible working with opportunity for overtime
  • Regular coaching & appraisal
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • DBS paid
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Employee discount savings
  • Please note : successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    Are you ready for the challenge?

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