Activity Coordinator (Social Care)
Reference number: 43556
Title: Activity Coordinator (Social Care)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 22 September 2019
Salary: Circa £17,700 per annum, pro rata
Interview date: To be confirmed
About the role
Sense are looking for a passionate and committed person to join our professional team as an Activity Coordinator at our Sense Centre in Rothwell, working 37.5 hours per week.
A key part of this role will be supporting individuals to develop valuable, relevant life skills and experience a wide range of educational, recreational and leisure pursuits. You will support people young people with a range of complex disabilities to participate in a number of different activities offered at the centre, and to access facilities in the local community. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks.
You will lead activity sessions based in both the day centre and the wider local community. You will contribute to the planning, development and implementation of sessions as well as maintaining the area as a safe and functional learning environment. You will also supervise Support Workers.
It is an essential requirement that you hold a minimum of a Level 2 Health & Social Care or equivalent. Experience of implementing activities with an emphasis on learning outcomes is essential as is a progressive outlook to disability issues. It would be fantastic if you have an artistic, creative, or sporting background.
In addition, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and also be an excellent communicator, and team working skills, literacy, an awareness of disability needs and flexibility.
For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Elaine Harris via Elaine.Harris@sense.org.uk
Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.
If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.
Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.
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