- Job title
- Activities Coordinator
- Work location
- Luton, Bedfordshire
- £19, 500 per annum
- Hours per week
- Shift pattern
- Monday to Friday
- Closing date
- 26 September 2021
Do you have a passion for developing and coordinating stimulating activities? If so then this could be the role for you!
We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and passionate Activities Coordinator to join our residential projects - Bridge and Biscot House based in Luton. Bridge House is a residential project, providing accommodation to homeless families with support needs. Biscot house is a residential project that provides temporary accommodation to single homeless males with support needs, this includes; mental health needs, substance misuse and offending history.
This newly created role will see the Activities Coordinator being responsible for creating, organising and developing stimulating, engaging programme of activities across multiple sites to address the challenges faced by our residents and support them on their journey towards independent living. Working part of a highly committed team, you will deliver personalised 1-1 support, as well as other key engagement activities, supporting residents to further develop their talents and self-belief, while managing their mental health and well-being.
To be successful in this role, you will have great communication and engagement skills, with the maturity to work within a framework of recovery, building confidence, self-esteem, hope and positive coping skills. You will be someone who shares our values and be committed to achieving great outcomes for our service users.
You will required to work from 9am - 5pm between Monday to Friday; you’ll also need to be flexible with the hours you are able to work, with some attendance outside these hours as necessary.
- To provide an Activities Coordination Service across the service
- To create an Enabling Environment so that service users can move their lives forward, looking for real community connections, friendships, hobbies, and interests
- To be creative in involving the service users in planning which ensures they remain at the centre of decision making
- To develop activities around independent move-on skills and implement them in a manner that is suitable to service users
- To support service users to achieve their goals in line with their support plan
- To constantly ensure there is genuine engagement with the service users using appropriate methodologies and interventions to encourage and support their engagement and progress towards greater independence and community integration
- To recognise signs of deteriorating mental health, and to initiate appropriate interventions to prevent a crisis
- Maintain a portfolio of information, including the range of activities available on site and within the local community
- Explore the most appropriate methods and resources for meeting activity needs, including group events, individual sessions, using internal and external sources
- Coordinating and/or delivering activities and interventions to vulnerable people
- Proven working experience with complex needs and challenging behaviour
- Able to manage emotionally challenging and distressing situations with a potentially volatile service user group
- Knowledge of legislation in relation to the service user group and mental health
- Able to engage with vulnerable people and work effectively in highly distressing and challenging circumstances
- Ability to manage own workload and determine priorities
- Knowledge of risk assessment and risk management