We work to improve lives by demonstrating compassion, openness and empowerment.
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is an award-winning, multidisciplinary trust providing community and mental health services and learning disability and social care services for a population of 1.3million people in Essex, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, and Luton.
Our Trust values – compassionate, empowering and open – are embedded in how we deliver care to people in their own homes and from over 200 community and hospital based settings and our workforce is key to being able to provide the highest quality care.
In 2018 we were rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and we are working hard to achieving an ‘outstanding’ rating by 2020.
We are looking for individuals to join the EPUT team and be part of transforming services in our communities.
In return we can offer exceptional education, training and development opportunities as well as a wide range of benefits, which include salary sacrifice schemes and the opportunity to buy or sell up to one week of annual leave to support a healthy work-life balance.
Unlike acute hospital services, Community Health Services, mental health and learning disability services are mainly provided in community settings with defined geographical localities. As a result we operate from various locations across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk
Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicant's must be able to demonstrate the Trust's corporates values and behaviours which are Open, Compassionate and Empowering.
BAND 3 – ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR – INPATIENTS SERVICE
HOURS: Part-time at and RAWRETH COURT - RAYLEIGH
Part-time at CLIFTON LODGE – WESTCLIFF ON SEA
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is one of the top Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Trust in the country. We have been awarded top NHS employers in the Healthcare 100 Awards. To achieve this we have prioritised staff to be innovative and progressive, providing a comprehensive range of community services that encompasses a recovery model. This includes supervision, in house training and a proactive workforce development team that underpins practice.
The Trust is continually transforming mental health services to meet the needs of the local population. This creates a variety of opportunities for staff to develop and work in a variety of clinical practice areas across the patient care pathway. As a Trust we provide excellent accommodation, within therapeutic environments, where people with mental health needs can receive the best possible care
We are in the position to recruit a band 3 Activity Coordinator for Clifton Lodge. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:
- Be highly motivated
- Delivering high quality care
- Have a positive attitude
- Commitment to maintain EPUT’s excellent customer care and outstanding reputation.
The post holder carries responsibility for planning and delivery for a range of therapeutic activities for older people with Dementia. The Activities Coordinator will work within the newly set up Care Home, objectively meeting the needs identified in the patients Care Plan. The post holder will work under the supervision of qualified nurses and occupational therapist, whilst able to work on a regular basis without direct supervision, and maintaining excellent working relationships with the multi-disciplinary team
An understanding of the needs of families and carer’s, whilst working under the direction of senior staff and be prepared to become part of established multidisciplinary teams.
We are looking for people who can bring commitment, reliability, enthusiasm and determination to take forward our service in new and innovative ways. In return we offer training and development of staff, support through regular Supervision and Appraisal, assisting you in setting realistic objectives.
A commitment to work within established teams, who provide assessment and treatment in these modern purpose built units. You will have a cheerful disposition, be helpful, co-operative, and able to meet the high standards of the Trust.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team where patient care is always at the forefront. As part of the team you will be supported and encouraged to develop your skills whilst working for an organization that values their staff.
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
For and informal chat please phone Ellen van den Hoven, Head OT for Adult In-patient services on 078111 66399