Learning & Leisure Practitioner

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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 learning & leisure 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 learning & leisure 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 learning & leisure 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.

Support the delivery of learning & leisure activities/sessions as directed by your manager

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 learning & leisure programme.

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.

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

Job Type:
Reporting To:
Learning & Leisure Lead Manager
Crowthorne, Berkshire – Nine Mile Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, Rg45 6bq
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Who Norwood Supports



Care and support of Adults with Learning Disabilities.


Person centred planning, care and support planning and risk assessment. .

Person centred approaches. .

Coaching and Mentoring. .


Knowledge & Skills


Good level of literacy and numeracy. .

Basic IT systems including Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


Understanding of the principles of valuing people and valuing people now. .




Highly motivated and committed to personalisation. .

Knowledge of self and effect on others.


Willing to challenge and offer balanced reasoning. .

Excellent time Management. .


Full clean driving license. .


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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