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Job title
Activities Coordinator
Work location
Lewisham, London
Salary
£22, 850 per annum
Contract
Permanent
Hours per week
37.5
Shift pattern
Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis (to include bank holidays)
Closing date
17 October 2021 - closed

Job overview

Recruitment closed

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 New Hope services based in New Cross, Lewisham. New Hope is a CQC registered service, which provides 24 hour supported accommodation for adult males with a diagnosis of mental ill health and offending behaviour, who require a high level of support and close monitoring to maintain optimum mental health and prevent/reduce offending behaviour.

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 37.5 hours per week, in a shift pattern including weekends, bank holidays, so you’ll need to be flexible with the hours you are able to work.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

Experienced Required:

  • 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
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