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Activities Co-odinator

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
329-STH244
Site
Peasley Cross
Town
St.Helens
Salary
£16,968 - £19,852 per annum
Closing
27/06/2018 23:59

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust until 1st April 2017), provides physical health, mental health and learning disability services across the North West region. The Trust employs around 4000 staff across our sites and also has a Temporary Bank which offers the flexibility of working shifts around other commitments.

We are committed to providing safe, compassionate care and look to appoint people who are as passionate about patient care as we are.

 

Taylor Ward is a male admissions ward in St. Helens Merseyside. Our ward provides a safe and comfortable environment to promote recovery and mental wellbeing.

Our inpatient mental health services are for adults male with severe mental health problems like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression. The key role as an activity coordinator is to encourage individuals in participating in a range of therapeutic activities to enable structure and purpose on a daily basis meeting the individual needs wishes and aspirations to demonstrate the ability to provide a person centered approach in achieving the best possible outcomes for the individual patients on the ward.

As a must you will have:

  • Experience of working with service users with mental health problems
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with service user of varying levels of understanding
  • A flexible approach to working hours some evening’s weekend’s shifts may be required for special occasions events etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate a committed attitude to service users, carers and other staff

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  Successful candidates will either have a valid DBS check with the Trust or will be required to pay for the cost of the DBS Disclosure which is £47.50 for an enhanced disclosure and £29.50 for a standard disclosure, the cost of which will be deducted from first salary.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Justine Nakimuli, Ward Manager, 01744 626500

Angela Sheffield/Michelle Downey, Deputy Ward Managers, 01744 626500

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
01925 664416

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