Community Activities Coordinator

22 hours per week, Rickmansworth,

Fixed term contract to March 2020 (possibility of extension)

£11,108.24 per annum (equivalent to £18,934 fte) plus benefits

As the Community Activities Coordinator in the Learning & Leisure department you will design, plan and deliver a diverse range of structured learning and leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities. These activities will be delivered in the community and will cover a broad-range of topics including social inclusion, self-advocacy, safety, friendship, politics, health & wellbeing and employment. You will ensure the activities are delivered in a personalised way.

You are a leader who will encourage people to join in activities and increase their skills and independence. You will be supporting clients to try new things, to take control of their lives and take risks through a programme of planned support and risk assessment. This is a varied role which will involve you undertaking administration and delivering direct support.

You will supervise support staff and volunteers, provide coaching and advice, maintaining a high quality service. You will build good relationships, liaising with clients, families and professionals.

You are a good communicator with a can-do attitude and a welcoming and inclusive approach. You have an eye for detail, emotional resilience and the ability to juggle a broad and diverse workload. You have good IT skills. In return you will find this an extremely rewarding role where you will be making a real difference to peoples’ lives on a daily basis.

This is a part-time job which can involve lone-working in the Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere areas. The working pattern is flexible dependant on business need but will require working some evenings and weekends. You must be a car driver and willing to transport clients in your own vehicle .

Watford Mencap is an award winning charity providing high quality social care services in SW Hertfordshire. We enable people with learning disabilities and their families to make the most of life, so they can fulfil their life ambitions.

Call Lata Rees to discuss the position in more detail on 07901 914154. 

Closing date: Tuesday 5th November 2019

Interview date: week commencing 11th November 2019

Please demonstrate in your application how you meet the job description and person specification and our values.

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This vacancy may close before the current listed date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your cv or application.

An enhanced DBS will be required for the successful candidate