Activity Co-ordinator – Adult Learning
Activity Co-ordinator – Adult Learning
We are Family Action, a national charity committed to building stronger families and brighter lives by delivering innovative and effective services and support that reaches out to many of the UK’s most vulnerable people.
We seek to empower people and communities to address their issues and challenges through practical, financial and emotional help. Our work is wide-ranging and includes help for parents-to-be, the provision of many Children’s Centres in local communities, intensive family support, emotional health and wellbeing services, counselling, mediation and therapies, support in schools and financial grants programmes. Family Action is also recognised as a leading provider of training and consultancy.
We are now seeking an Activity Co-ordinator to join our team in Wiltshire to work with Mill Race Community Support Service and support activities for those with learning disabilities and autism.
This initial 12 month contract is offered on a part time basis working 26 hours per week and has the potential to extend to two years.
- Salary of £12,214 - £13,547 per annum (£17,381 - £19,278 FTE)
- Pension scheme
- Cycle scheme
- Employee assistance programme
- Eyecare vouchers
- A full induction and ongoing quality training
- 23 days’ annual leave pro rata
This is the ideal role for an individual with a QCS Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or similar) to take on an engaging role supporting adults who need assistance with an exciting range of activities.
You’ll be playing a vital role in service users’ lives ensuring they have the skills they need whilst you build a career to be proud of.
Our office in Calne is a hive of enthusiastic, dedicated professionals all working towards the same goal of providing outstanding support and services to people with learning difficulties and autism.
As an Activity Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for promoting independence and choice for adults with learning disabilities or autism through a range of engaging activities.
Researching and implementing activities, you will support service users to get involved and take trips within the local community and beyond.
Additionally, you will:
- Encourage and promote an environment of mutual respect and peer confidentiality
- Play an active role in safeguarding activities
- Remain alert and aware of issues and incidents concerning service users
- Ensure you actively participate in staff meetings, appraisals and training
- Support and assist service users to maintain their health and hygiene
- Collate payments
To be considered as an Activity Co-ordinator, you will need:
- A QCS level 3 in Health and Social Care, or a suitable qualification in education/health or support care or equivalent life skills/experience
- The ability to set up and run activities for adults with learning disabilities and autism
- IT skills
Some experience, either paid or voluntary, of working with adults or children with a learning disability and/or autism would be advantageous, however this is not essential.
Other organisations may call this role SEND Activities Co-ordinator, Project Assistant, Activities Assistant, Support Assistant, Social Care Assistant, Health and Social Care Assistant, Care Assistant, or Adult Social Care Assistant.
This is a part time role, working 26 hours per week working Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The closing date for this role is the 26th November 2019 with interviews scheduled to be held on the 9th December 2019.
Webrecruit and Family Action are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
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