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At Cygnet Hospital you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. You’ll be exposed to all kinds of new challenges and responsibilities, to ensure you continue learning and developing as you go.
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For our service at Cygnet Harrogate we are looking for a Activity Coordinator. Cygnet Harrogate is an exciting place to build your career. Cygnet Hospital Harrogate is a long-established mental health hospital which can provide support and treatment for both NHS and privately funded patients. We provide individualised services for a wide range of psychological and emotional problems, including addictions. Our services can be provided for outpatients, day patients and inpatients and are accessed by individuals as well as the NHS.
The role of the Activity Coordinator is about supporting the Therapy and Nursing teams to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our residents first. To provide appropriate physical and emotional support to young people in residence as part of a team of care staff within a residential environment.
As a Activity Coordinator you will be involved in the structuring and planning activities for the residents, ensuring a fun and constructive leisure time. This role is critical in ensuring that national minimum care standards are exceeded. It also provides the opportunity to develop and improve practice.
Important qualities of this role include an understanding of what 'good care’ looks like, being an excellent role model, conducting yourself in a professional manner and being able to plan residents time to best meet their needs and pro-actively support their challenging behaviour. It is important that you adhere to all policies and procedures.
We're looking for people who have:
•Knowledge of Healthcare environment and Mental Health Issues
•Knowledge of recognised positive approach to working with challenging behaviours
•Knowledge of good practice in planning, resourcing and carrying out a structured timetable
•Awareness of what equal opportunities and discrimination are and how it can be prevent
•It is essential to have GCSE English and Maths or equivalent training or qualification, or able to demonstrate the same. NVQ2 / NVQ3.
Why join us?
In return we offer many benefits which include: training on site, paid DBS, pension scheme and childcare vouchers. We also offer the cycle to work scheme and free parking on site.
Please note – this role is exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 as you will be in contact with vulnerable adults. Therefore all candidates invited for interview will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check and any offer of employment be subject to successful clearance.
If you are looking for a truly rewarding career with great prospects then we would love to hear from you.