Maternity Cover Day Service Support Worker (Adults with support needs)

The Adventure Service Ltd specialises in delivering high-quality outdoor learning experiences for all, including children and adults with learning disabilities. We do this through a variety of adventure-based activities. Each Adventurer is supported and encouraged to do as much as they can from preparing and setting up of activities and buying resources to enable the activity to happen, to pushing themselves to reach that little bit further up the climbing wall or taking their first canoe trip on the open water.
No matter what a person’s perceived abilities, we gently support and encourage them to challenge themselves throughout their time with The Adventure Service Ltd.

This post is based in our Day Services. We offer targeted personal development opportunities for teenagers and adults with learning disabilities and additional support needs. We support groups of Adventurers to take part in the outdoor adventure activities. These activities include mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, weaselling, bushcraft, canoeing, hill walking, archery and much more.

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Post title:

Day Service Support Worker (Adults with support needs)


Permanent 16 hours per week maternity cover

Pay Level: £7.50 per hour

Post Location:

The Adventure Service, Top Valley Community Centre, Top Valley Way, Nottingham, NG5 9DD

The Adventure Service, Park Road Resource Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse, NG19 8ER

Responsible to:

Day Service Managers.


Section 1 Responsibilities.

To work to achieve and maintain high standards of quality and efficiency in services provided by The Adventure Service Ltd.

To develop and improve skills through participation in and contribution to formal and informal staff development processes and training geared to meet the requirements of the post.

To ensure confidentiality of information in respect of records maintained and tasks undertaken within The Adventure Service Ltd confidentiality policy, the Data Protection Act and other legislation. This includes maintaining strict confidentiality in relation to personal information, including that of service users and other employees, which may become known to you in the course of your work or associated activities.

To act responsibly as a member of staff in order to establish the trust, confidence and support of colleagues, maintain effective working relationships and contribute to a working environment which is safe, considerate and supportive to all. Also in accordance with relevant legislation and Codes of Practice, to take reasonable care of your health, safety and welfare, and that of other persons who may be affected by the performance of your duties.

In carrying out the duties and responsibilities set out in the Job Description and in the context of developing working relationships with others, the post holder will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to and comply with the specific requirements and the spirit of The Adventure Service’s Equal Opportunities Policy. The principle applies equally to all aspects of the role.


Section 2. General Description of Post:

The postholder will be required to work with learning disabled service users and their families in order to support the delivery of day service activities.

This will include providing a range of personal/practical care duties for adult/young people, contributing to the overall care plan requirements. This will require communication and liaison with service users, relatives and other staff, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

The post holder will need to work closely with other staff supporting service users. The post holder will be expected to work to an agreed programme of work and be able to take appropriate action in the event of an emergency.

For further information please contact

Helen Harris-Ellis


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