Wellbeing & Physical Activity Practitioner - Berkshire

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description

Lead wellbeing & physical activity sessions in line with the planned programme, in agreement with and as directed by your line manager. Work with individuals on a 1-2-1 basis and also in group sessions.

Increase engagement and participation in wellbeing and physical activity sessions, working creatively with the use of AT and adaptive equipment where required to assist the delivery of sessions and enhance the quality of life of the people we support.

Monitor and review the progress of wellbeing and physical activity sessions for groups and individuals along with the production and distribution of individual achievement reports for the people we support, and any other reporting as and when requested by management.

Encourage participation in and support the delivery of special events such as Special Olympics; Maccabi Fun Run; local cycling events and other opportunities to support people to engage within the wider community.

Support the delivery of Norwood complementary services annual events calendar as directed by your manager. Work with and support volunteers in the delivery of the wellbeing and physical activity programme.

Assist your manager to provide access to Norwood Challenges for the people we support. This will include; identifying potential participants; developing individual training plans and providing support both during training and participation at Challenges events.

Provide and maintain risk assessments for each area of engagement with the people we support and ensure health and safety checks are carried out before and during delivery.

Take all reasonable care of your health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions and ensure you are fit to support the delivery of the service in line with the General Social Care Council Code of Practice, Local Authority Contracts and Norwood Policies and procedures. Work within the quality assurance framework ensuring that services delivered meet the standards required by Norwood, external regulation and Health and Safety protocols.

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The Details

Salary:
£19,040.00
Hours:
35 Hours
Job Type:
Permanent
Reporting To:
Wellbeing & Physical Activity Manager
Location:
Ravenswood – Nine Mile Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire,
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Who Norwood Supports
 

Experience

Essential

Relevant experience of sports / health and fitness and teaching field. .

Experience of maintaining mechanisms for recording, assessing and monitoring service delivery.

Desirable

Experience of working with people with learning disability in a sports and or health and social care setting.

 

Qualifications

Essential

Minimum Level 2 Coaching Qualification or working towards.

Grade C or above at GCSE level in English and Maths or equivalent.

Desirable

PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS OR EEA Ed.

 

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

Ability to write clear records and reports .

Good presentation and communication skills and a good level of literacy and numeracy .

Intermediate IT skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Ability to be self motivated and use personal initiative within a structured framework.

To be able to handle crisis situations and support staff / people who use the service.

Ability to work as part of a team and build effective working relationships with a multi disciplinary team including building partnerships with external service providers.

Excellent interpersonal, social and facilitation skills for communication.

 

Personal

Essential

Physically fit and able to deliver a number of sessions during the day.

Highly motivated and committed to personalisation with a positive attitude to disability and the benefits of wellbeing and physical activity.

Willingness to travel and work closely with team colleagues in London.

Knowledge of self and effect on others.

Willing to challenge and offer balanced reasoning .

Able to work flexibly to attend ad hoc events including evenings and weekends.

Willingness to undertake further training and achieve qualifications as required.

An understanding and commitment to apply Equal opportunities.

Desirable

Full clean driving licence.

 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

 
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