Life Skills Coordinator

Bennett Court, Pontefract

Life Skills Coordinator

Location:  Bennett Court, Ash Grove, South Elmsall, WF9 2TF
Hours: Full Time 40 Hours
Hourly Rate: £9.50 per hour plus benefits

Tomorrow’s Care” awards 2021 for our commitment to supporting colleagues , mental health and wellbeing so be assured you are joining a company that really does want to make every day better

This role is being advertised for a new specialist centre which means you have the fantastic opportunity to help create the most outstanding home and team environment.

The home, located in the South Elmsall area of Pontefract, has 30 large bedrooms - each with an en suite wet room - spread over three floors and surrounded by large landscaped gardens. When full, it will be home to 30 adults living with a range of complex needs including people living with a brain injury, neuro-disability, spinal injury, physical disability and mental health condition. With excellent career development and the unique opportunity to be part of a team where you can make the difference and every day better.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of our Therapy Team. This will be a diverse and varied role and will involve assisting the Physio and Occupational Therapist with their daily duties, as well as developing and delivering activities and events for our service users

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Plan & organise in house activities, including social activities & events with the life skills team
  • Identify each Service Users needs whilst promoting independence and choice
  • Assist in the development of weekly programmes ensuring all individuals needs are attained
  • Plan and organise monthly resident’s meetings
  • Risk assess planned activities and venues with the Life Skills team
  • Access appropriate transport
  • Monitor and review Service Users participation
  • Help to organise and plan fund raising events
  • You will need to be well organised and whilst you should be a good team player you should also be able to work on your own initiative and be able to follow instruction.
  • Planning, facilitating, and contributing to the provision of a service user centred programme of therapeutic activities, with a skills, rehabilitation and recovery focus
  • Providing high quality care to all Service Users in accordance with individual care plans, guidelines and rehabilitation programmes
  • Delivering specialised rehabilitative, skills-based work, delegated as part of an individual’s specific support plan, to enable service users to achieve their goals and aspirations in relation to their optimal performance in self-care, leisure and productivity.
  • Championing service users’ rights for social inclusion and working with the nursing team to optimise opportunities for this
  • Promote physical health through activity and support other team members to expand the opportunities for activities that promote recovery and wellbeing
  • Support in the assessment of service users’ functioning and performance and their overall health needs using a range of standardised assessment tools

About you
• You must have experience and involvement in social and recreational activities for Service Users
• You should have a strong knowledge of the local community
• Ideally we are looking for someone with an artistic flair, whether that be in music or any of the other arts.


What we can offer you:

  • 5.6 weeks holiday
  • Exemplar rewards – retail discounts and vouchers.
  • Employee assistance program – 24 hour helpline.
  • Pension plan.
  • Free car parking.
  • Free uniform.
  • Outstanding career progression.
  • Comprehensive 2 day induction program.
  • Opportunity to progress and complete NVQ qualifications.
  • Refer a friend scheme

Exemplar Values

Our Values express what it is like to work in our organisation and our colleagues should make these a part of everything we do:

• Fun
• Integrity
• Responsive
• Success
• Teamwork



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Rewarding your dedication

Whether it’s RCNi membership or NMC Pin payment for nurses, or lifestyle and retail discounts for everyone, we’re always thinking about new ways of saying ‘thank you’ for being part of our team.

Lifestyle and retail discounts

Lifestyle and retail discounts - all colleagues can access great savings and monthly discounts on high street shops, restaurants, pubs and holidays, as well as 2-for-1 cinema tickets.

Employee Assistance Programme

Employee Assistance Programme - all colleagues can access 24/7 counselling and support through our wellbeing partner, Care First.

Pension Plan

Pension plan – after 3 months, you’ll be auto-enrolled into our pension scheme with NOW pensions, where you’ll have up to 5% of your earnings (depending on your salary) put into the pension and we’ll contribute an additional 3%.

Paid DBS Check

Paid DBS check – we’ll pay for all new starters to have a DBS check, so you don’t need to cover the cost.

Referral Bonus

Referral bonus – if you recommend a friend for a care role with us, you’ll both receive £150, and you can refer as many people as you like.

Free RCNi membership

Career development opportunities - there are lots of opportunities to develop your skills and progress in your career at Exemplar Health Care, if you wish. Find out more.

Pro-rated for part-time colleagues and subject to qualifying conditions.

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