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
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?