Activity Development Worker

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Full time
Application deadline: 
Sunday, 16 May, 2021 - 00:00
Fixed Salary
Per Annum
Pioneering Care Partnership

Located:                Primrose Lodge Rehabilitation Unit, Durham Road, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3JX with some community work in County Durham

Scale/Salary:         PCP Band 5 point 9, salary £21,136 per annum

Hours:                   37 hours

Term:                     Fixed term contract until 31st March 2022

DBS Status:           Required

Job Purpose

  • To develop and provide activity coordination for the Primrose Lodge Community Team, a 15 bedded mixed sex rehabilitation ward supporting people with complex mental health needs.
  • The ideal person would be motivated and enthusiastic and able to motivate patients into participating in therapeutic activity.

Job Description

  1. To provide dedicated activity coordination for the unit which motivates and engages patients.
  2. To work with the rehabilitation team to provide ongoing patient support in the community.
  3. To develop an essential element of provision to patients who are following an inpatient pathway and, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team and patients.
  4. To develop a positive engaging framework of activities which can be delivered across the wards to promote therapeutic recovery.
  5. To be willing to carry out personal development and training to improve knowledge and skill base appropriate to the role.
  6. To provide a flexible approach in line with the needs of the service, which may include weekends and evenings.
  7. To provide recovery focused support for patients on the ward.
  8. To identify areas of service improvement seeking new and innovative ways to engage residents in activity.
  9. Enthusiastic delivery of activities working alone at times, and as part of multi-disciplinary team.
  10. To maintain professional boundaries and ensure that high standards of care are achieved at all times.


  1. To be a positive role model for and to operate within the policies and procedures of PCP.
  2. To effectively demonstrate and carry out line management role in line with the organisations core values.
  3. To be responsible for the collation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation information to support the achievement of agreed targets and outcomes within the project or service.
  4. To liaise with relevant teams to ensure that opportunities are maximised for service users/clients.
  5. To adhere with financial processes and procedures and ensure that all resources purchased are within the allocated cost code budget(s). 
  6. To work to develop and apply appropriate monitoring, evaluation and quality tools in accordance with the quarterly performance monitoring procedures. 
  7. To ensure quality standards are developed and maintained.
  8. To recruit and support volunteers as required.
  9. To comply with PCP policy & procedures.
  10. To monitor and maintain health and safety and security within the workplace in line with PCP policies
  11. To undertake any training and development deemed appropriate.
  12. To undertake any other such duties required by your Line Manager or the Chief Executive