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Day Opportunities Facilitator x 2 posts

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 30/04/2019 23:59
£21,589 to £24,799
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Cambrian Green Day Centre, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5AD
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Job details 

Closing date:
30 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Day Opportunities Facilitator x 2 posts

Summary of Post

Cambrian Green Day Services is a Dementia Day Centre offering Day Care to residents of South Gloucestershire living with Dementia.

Under the guidance of the Operational Managers the role of the Day Opportunity Facilitator requires the post holder to have the ability to oversee, lead and guide the Assistant staff team to deliver planned activities for those who attend the Day Service.

We have 2 full time, permanent posts based at Cambrian Green Day Services in Yate.

Please take a look at the attached document "A day in the live of Cambrian Green day service".

Main Duties

The post holder duties include planning and implementing an extensive activity programme which focuses on the needs of people who have Dementia. Activities need to be person centred and enable those to be meaningfully occupied throughout the day.

As a Senior role the post holder requires the ability and confidence to lead and guide the staff team. You need to have problem solving skills to manage different issues including planning and implementing programmes for the staff team to deliver who support the Service Users who attend. To be able to proactively resolve difficulties and challenges in providing suitable support for all Service Users.

Duties also include completing, reviewing and maintaining appropriate records- Support Plans and Risk Assessments that identify and meet the assessed needs of Service Users.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


You will hold a vocational qualification eg. QCF/NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in
Social Care. Or be willing to undertake following induction process.

You will have experience of working in similar service areas, with people who have Dementia and need to have an understanding of the complexities of Dementia and have the ability to deal with behaviour that may challenge us.

The post holder is required to have a full driving licence and must be willing to drive a council vehicle (car) and travel within South Gloucestershire to support transport provision to and from the service.

You will demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice, for example Safeguarding, Mental Capacity/Deprivation of Liberties (DOLs); The Essential Standards of Quality and safety, Valuing People.

You will have good interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills.

You will have good report writing skills which include developing Care Plans identifying support needs of individuals who attend.

You will be able to carry out risk assessments- generic and individual for the person.

You will have a good level of general IT skills and the ability to use, or be trained in the use of, appropriate specialist in-house software packages.

Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours.


Hold a full driving licence with D1- willing to undertake MIDAS training to support transport provision and drive a 14 seater Mini Bus to and from the service.

Additional Information

For further information after reading the job summary, please contact Beth Tovey, Centre Manager on 01454 864791 or email beth.tovey@southglos.gov.uk.


Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check. The contact details are: Sensitive Applications Team, Customer Services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD - Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk

Salary: £21,589 to £24,799

Hours: 37 hrs per week

Vacancy Ref: CAH1430/913/SS

Closing date: Sunday 30 April 2019

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Our Values

As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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