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Activity Coordinator

Job Reference: J103-A-19-15450

Cygnet Health Care
Broughton Lodge
Broughton Lodge, London Road, Oak Grove, Macclesfield, SK11 0JG
£9.20 per hour (£9.78 per hour after probation)

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Progress your career as a valued member of one of the most respected and supportive teams in the healthcare sector. In helping us deliver outstanding healthcare you’ll be making a real difference to residents and their families every single day, with support from the organisation and your colleagues every step of the way.

Broughton Lodge is a 20 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration.

We are currently recruiting for an Activity Coordinator with previous experience of working with Learning disabilities and autism who is confident in leading, structuring and planning activities with challenging individuals ensuring a fun and constructive leisure time.

In this role you’ll:

  • Support the Registered Manager to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our residents first.
  • Provide appropriate physical and emotional support to young people in residence as part of a team of care staff within a residential environment.
  • Ensure that the social and further learning programme for each resident is set up to meet individual needs ensuring that residents have a variety of activities planned and adequately resourced, thereby supporting the development of their independence, leisure skills and challenging behaviours.
  • Plan and liaise with the Registered Manager and Assistant managers/ Support Workers to ensure that there is a schedule of activity to undertake, including timetables, and sufficient resources ready prior to the shift to enable a wide range of activities to take place in support of a social education programme. To complete all necessary paperwork including, 52 week planner, risk assessments and evaluations etc.
  • Lead, coach and support staff to ensure that the sessions meet expectations.
  • Plan and liaise in conjunction with the Therapy department the implementation of appropriate programmes for the residents to ensure their individual needs are met.

We're looking for people who have:

  • Knowledge of suitable activities and pastimes to promote independence and social skills, for adults with autism and associated difficulties
  • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the residents
  • Computer skills with ability to input data, produce reports and power point presentations.
  • Knowledge of recognised positive approach to working with challenging behaviours associated with learning difficulties
  • Experience of planning and organising activities appropriate to individuals’ needs and abilities
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent qualification in child/adult care/support
  • Ability to contribute to assessment of and care planning for the residents.

In return we’ll offer you:

  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • DBS paid
  • Free uniform
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Free meals on duty


40 hours per week, Monday - Friday

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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