Co-ordinator of Therapeutic Activities, Worcestershire
Co-ordinator of Therapeutic Activities Location: Wick Grange Care Farm, Owletts Lane, Wick, Pershore, WR10 3PB Salary: £20,800 pa pro rata (£10 per hour) Hours: Part-time, 16/24 hours across 2/3 days - to be agreed on employment
We are recruiting for a Care Farm Co-ordinator of Therapeutic Activities. We need an individual, preferably with a diverse skill set, who is committed to empowering people through outdoor activity. Our dynamic team, many of whom are volunteers, works with young people, adults and older people who have a variety of health and support needs including mental health issues, dementia, autism and learning difficulties. A cheerful, creative, patient and enthusiastic approach is essential.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about the outdoors and wanting to work in an alternative environment outside a traditional setting, where it is possible to use and develop their skills supporting the team to work creatively with individuals over a long period of time and make a difference to their lives.
This job would suit a qualified Occupational Therapist or other suitably qualified person who is interested in using an outdoor setting as a therapeutic environment to work with people who have a variety of support needs.
Specific requirements for the role:
A qualification suitable for this therapeutic role
Knowledge and experience of working with diverse groups, including individuals with mental health, dementia, autism and / or complex needs
Excellent communication skills and the ability to help build networks and establish partnerships
Confidence, fitness and enthusiasm for working outdoors with animals and/or horticulture
Active listening skills and awareness of professional codes of conduct including confidentiality