When we need you:
- Weekdays, Weekends, and Flexible
School Holidays all year round
Hindleap Warren, Wych Cross, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JH
You will be resident at the centre throughout the Activenture week. You will be one of [4-5] Young Helpers in your group and together you will be a friend and helper to [4-5] special needs guests. Within the group you will be specifically attached and responsible for helping and befriending each day one particular special needs guest. You will be responsible to, and need to take leadership and guidance from your own staff Group Leader. This will include attending promptly to the directed work of the group and the daily briefings and continual care of the guests in your group. This will include (under supervision) some intimate/personal hygiene and general day-to-day needs of the guest. You will also be expected to encourage (as directed) the participation of your guests in the programme of the week. You will further be expected to be observant at all times and be an active and energetic support to your group leader and the work of your group.
What’s in it for ME?
You will gain tremendous experience in achieving tasks that previously you felt incapable of. You will be part of a team achieving “real time” outcomes that will be hard won. You may discover and create long-term friendships for which you can be immensely proud. You will have completed a piece of work that had real purpose for someone else, and maybe you too will also experience a sense of purpose for yourself. You will be expected to attend certificated training prior to the week where you will be introduced to the essential equipment you may be required to use. This is an occasion when you will be able to meet others also involved on the programme. You will also be awarded an attendance certificate for each residential week attended. These can be added to your CV and Record of Achievement.
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