We are recruiting for an Activity Coordinator based at our Thornycroft Centre in Pontefract to support the clients of the Centre to participate in a range of activities to reduce social isolation and promote positive health and wellbeing. This role will work with clients and other members of the team to develop the services provided at the Centre and in the community.
Responsibilities of this role include creating a safe and welcoming environment for clients of the Centre; promoting client independence; working with clients and other members of the team to create and develop an engaging and stimulating activity programme at the Centre and in the community; deliver various activity sessions; evaluate activity sessions by obtaining feedback from the clients and use this to improve the sessions.
You will need to be able to assess the needs of the client group and adapt activities to suit and ensure the service and activities are accessible to a wide range of users including those with mobility issues and various disabilities. You will also look at opportunities to provide outreach services in the community.
You will assist in promoting the services to new clients and ensure that current clients are aware of upcoming activities in the Centre and liaise with other support agencies / individuals working with the client group or delivering activities in the Centre. You must be able to identify any safeguarding concerns and ensure they immediately reported to the Centre Coordinator.
You will need experience of developing and delivering activities / programmes in a similar setting or in the community; experience of working in a health and social care setting; access to a vehicle and driving license; be well organised with a high attention to detail; an understanding of safeguarding / health and safety when working with the client group; able to maintain confidentiality; have excellent interpersonal and communication skills; a good standard of education including Math and English GCSE (or equivalent); able to use own initiative; and have experience of using a PC with Microsoft Software.
A qualification in health, social care or community work would be an advantage and an understanding of the issues faced by former miners / mining communities would also be desirable.
Please submit your CV along with a supporting statement, detailing why you are suitable for this role.