Activities Worker - Adults with Learning Disability

Activities Worker required to work with Adults with Learning Disabilities in the Bedford area
Activities Worker - Adults with Learning Disability
Temporary - Permanent
Hours 20hours a week
From £10.17 per hour

Essential requirements
  • To have or be working towards a level 2 Activities qualification would be advantageous.
  • Prior experience of activities work would be advantageous.
  • To be able to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the service.
  • To have a full, clean driving licence if driving is required.
  • To have experience of working with and supporting people with disability would be advantageous.
  • Key competencies and skills To be able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • To be able to establish and maintain professional working relationships.
  • To have good communication skills.
  • To be able to maintain accurate records.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people.
  • To be able to work flexibly and creatively with disabled people and their families.
  • To be discreet and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • To have good basic levels of reading and writing in English.
  • To be able to maintain accurate records.
  • Basic IT skills.

Key responsibilities
  • To assist in the implementation and fulfilment of each person who use our services in line with their person-centred plans.
  • To assist in the development of activities within the service which encourage and promote independence for each customer.
  • To encourage and assist customers to identify venues/pursuits of interest and facilitate outings, liaising with other departments where necessary.
  • To act as escort and/or driver on outings as required.
  • To assist other members of the team in identifying, organising and the implementation of ‘in house’ social activities.
  • To liaise with nursing staff, the care team, catering staff and other activities staff about the individual customer person centred plans and areas of shared interest relating to activities.
  • To work with volunteers who assist in the activities department.
  • To ensure records are accurate, confidential and kept up to date.
  • To stock-take, price and check the inventory of activities-related materials and tools as required identifying any replacements where necessary and to prepare any subsequent purchase orders for authorisation.
  • Where applicable, to maintain a high standard of cleanliness in the activities kitchen and ensure that all procedures and practices in this area comply with health and safety/food and hygiene regulations.
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Job Type
Working Pattern
Healthcare & Medical
Support Worker
10.17 per hour

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Sarah Adetoye, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Milton Keynes
First Floor, ll Exchange Square, North Fourth Street

Telephone: 01908 870256

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