Activity Coordinator

Cambian Adult Services
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Activity Coordinator - BRL

Broughton Lodge, Macclesfield

Salary - £17,680

The Role of a Activity Coordinator

Cambian Adult Autism Services work with individuals who have Autistic Spectrum Conditions, associated learning disabilities, epilepsy and behaviors that may challenge. We are designed to provide each individual with an organised and efficient care and developmental pathway that is delivered in living and learning environments that promote warmth, security, consistency and understanding - essential for individuals who live with autism and its day-to-day challenges.

We maintain an ethos of individual learning through experience and therapeutic services with the aim to empower individuals to progress towards an environment with less support and appropriate community presence and participation.

Each individual care / support and developmental programme in conjunction with positive behaviour support plans is designed to influence a gradual process of development. Each will outline the anticipated care needed in an appropriate timeframe to help each individual move progressively and positively throughout their care pathway with measured outcomes.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the home. To maintain and demonstrate a positive attitude toward Individuals, their families, staff, visitors and others.
  • Create an atmosphere that suits the individual’s home.
  • To demonstrate Non-discriminatory practice in all aspects of work.
  • Help individuals to socialise within the home, providing a variety of activities, which cater for all tastes. Assist individuals in accessing activities and identifying needs.
  • Plan and implement five day rolling / individual programmes, as well as encouraging individuals to maintain pre-existing hobbies after discussion with Occupational Therapist. To prepare and maintain appropriate materials for activities. On completion of activities to be responsible for cleaning up after activity.
  • Provide comfort and company for those who are unable to undertake any form of activity.
  • Encourage Staff, Relatives and Friends to participate in the home's activities and to arrange home visits as appropriate.
  • Maintain full and accurate records of daily therapies / activities using the relevant documents.
  • Discuss with other Staff the aims and objects of recreation therapy.
  • Report any changes in individual’s physical or emotional condition to the Person in Charge. To provide with written or verbal feedback to Occupational Therapist/Deputy Head of Care on the individual’s progress and fluctuation within activities.
  • Assist with fund raising and budgeting for entertainments, materials and outings.
  • Accompany individuals to off-site activities. In need (and where qualified) be available to drive the company vehicle for activity outings as directed.
  • Ensure all equipment/ tools used for Individuals activities are maintained in a safe and proper condition.
  • Demonstrate to all Staff how to use appropriate equipment in the absence of the Therapy Co-Ordinator.
  • Assist Registered Manager when interviewing relevant Volunteers and assistant Staff as well as supervising their work.
  • Report immediately to the Deputy Head of Care any illness of an infectious nature or accident incurred by a Individuals, Colleague, self or another.
  • Notify the Registered Manager as soon as possible of the inability to work, and also on return to work, from all periods of absence.
  • To assist in ensuring quality targets are met in accordance with agreed standard.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of all matters concerning the Home, Individuals, Staff and related work.
  • To be involved in the running of group activities.
  • Participate in Staff and Individuals meetings and attend training sessions as required.
  • Participate in agreed systems of appraisal and individual performance review with the role of employee. To attend regular supervision sessions with the Occupational Therapist.
  • Understand and ensure the implementation of the Home’s Health and Safety Policy, Emergency and Fire Procedures.
  • Report any faulty appliances, damaged furniture or equipment and any potential hazard to the Deputy Head of Care.
  • Ensure the security of the Home is maintained at all times.
  • Adhere to all Group policies and procedures within the defined timescales, NCSC standards and guidelines, Department of Health guidelines and legislation, including the Mental Health Act and Code of Practice.
  • Undertake other duties, as required, by the team leader, Deputy Head of Care, or Registered Manager.