We run activity breaks for people with learning disability and autism. Do you love the excitement of being on holiday? Are you enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to empowering people with learning disabilities and/or autism? If so, we want you to join our team to help us create treasured memories for our guests!
What is a Nutley Edge Activity Break?
Nutley Edge Activity Breaks are Outward’s supported holidays for adults with learning disabilities and autism. They are five days, four nights and take place at our beautiful holiday site in East Sussex. Every break is themed and guests take part in a range of activities such as archery, art, music, yoga, and day trips to local towns, cities, and historical sites. Our breaks give guests the opportunity to get away for a holiday, meet new people, and explore the best of East Sussex.
“Outward have employed the best activity team because the compassion and care they showed to us was better than I have ever seen before. They gave me the acceptance of anxiety disorders to believe and achieve. To me, acceptance is more important than any other medicine. Nutley Edge will be my new home from home.” – Activity Break Guest
Some videos about our breaks and guests telling you about them can be found here: https://www.outward.org.uk/supported-holidays/
What is the role of a Support Worker?
You will support guests in every part of their break and as dedicated, engaging and energetic staff you will ensure our guests get the most out of their time with us.
As a support worker you will support guests to, from and during our activity breaks which take place at least once a month. Support staff meet guests either at our East London office where we are collected by a minibus or at the first activity on route to Nutley Edge (usually in Kent or East Sussex.)
During the activity breaks food and your own room is provided and an additional sleep in payment for each night supporting a break is paid. Support staff are paid for 12 hours of support per day at £11.95, for 5 days plus 4 sleep-ins.
We are a London based charity and welcome applicants for this role on the understanding they are able to support a minimum of 3 breaks throughout a year (providing day and overnight support for 5 days / 4 nights at a time in East Sussex), are able to travel to our North East London offices to attend meetings and occasional training sessions. We run 20 breaks a year in total.
In the role, you will:
• Engage, enable, and empower people to achieve their goals and ambitions
• Strive to promote individual choice, independence, and self confidence in our guests
• Support guests on holiday to get the most out of their time away and engage in activities
• Deliver high quality and person-centred support
• Embed a culture of positive behaviour support
What qualities and experience should the ideal candidate have?
We are looking for somebody who has:
• Experience supporting people with a learning disability, autism, and complex needs (including behaviours of concern)
• Excellent communication skills
• Creativity and flexibility, with experience of dealing with the unexpected
• A commitment to providing high quality and personalised active support
• Someone who enjoys being involved in activities and skilled in encouraging guests to try new things out and get the most from their holiday
• A commitment to upholding the rights of Guests to be involved at all levels of decision making.
• A driving licence and willingness to drive a minibus is desirable
We value everything our staff do for the people we support, so we provide a great benefits package:
• Comprehensive Learning & Development Programme
• Computing Scheme
• Credit Union Scheme
• Cycle-to-Work Scheme
• Death in Service Benefit
• Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
• Eye care Vouchers
• Flu Jab Reimbursement
• Long Service Awards
• Pension Scheme
• Refer-a-Friend Scheme
• Blue Light Card
Outward was set up in 1975, providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community, accept responsibilities, and develop as individuals.
How to Apply
If you think you meet the requirements of the role then please submit a CV and written statement by following the link below:
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records so we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.
Closing Date for all Applications is 23:59pm on 14th March 2024
Interviews will be held 26th March 2024
Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.