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Job title
Activities Coordinator
Work location
Kensington and Chelsea, London
£29, 000 per annum
Hours per week
Shift pattern
Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis (to include bank holidays)
Closing date
7 August 2022 - closed

Job overview

Recruitment closed

We are currently recruiting for a passionate, experienced and committed Activities Coordinator to join our accommodation-based housing and relational support services for adults with complex needs based in Kensington and Chelsea, London.

The Activities Coordinator will create, organise and develop a stimulating, engaging programme of activities across all hub sites to address the challenges faced by our residents and support them on their journey towards independent living. The role will deliver group, community based and 1-1 interventions and workshops, as well as other key engagement activities, supporting residents to further develop their talents and self-belief whilst managing their health and wellbeing.

The Activities Coordinator will also directly supervise, coach and provide leadership to the Peer Project Assistant. Their role will be to support in group facilitation, peer support and supporting the voices of lived experience to be core in shaping the services.

About the Service:

The SIG-Penrose Complex Needs Hub is commissioned via the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to provide safe, trauma-informed, accommodation-based housing and relational support services for people who are deemed to be socially excluded. The needs of service users may include but is not exclusive to:

  • Single homeless people with support needs
  • Rough sleepers or former rough sleepers
  • Offenders or ex-offenders
  • Refugees
  • People with substance misuse needs
  • People with multiple needs, including mental health needs
  • People with challenging behaviour(s)

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work directly with service users in providing a high-quality delivery of service using appropriate planning and monitoring tools.
  • To ensure that the service users are empowered at every reasonable opportunity to make decisions and take control over their life and service unless this is clearly detrimental to their well-being.
  • Identify resident activity needs and wishes through assessment, observation and discussion
  • Explore the most appropriate methods and resources for meeting activity needs, including group events, individual sessions, involving internal and external sources and involving community based resources.
  • To regularly review resident needs, and plan a varied programme of activities and levels of participation, in conjunction with the wider team including resettlement.
  • Advertise the planned programme in an appropriate manner which encourages involvement of all residents, relatives and staff.
  • Provide activities based on the planned programme in a flexible manner, allowing for necessary changes.
    Keep abreast of current developments in this field through reading, attendance at appropriate training courses.

Experience Required:

  • Direct experience of coordinating and/or delivering activities and interventions to vulnerable people in a similar setting
  • Experience of facilitating groups
  • Working knowledge of risk assessment and risk management
  • Experience of quality and service improvement evaluation
  • Evidence - based practice and training relevant to the role
  • Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing and mental health
  • Excellent and proven ability to form effective positive and motivational relationships
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