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Senior Support Worker – Young People Team

Key Information

Job Ref
SSW - Young People Team
Job Type
Closing Date
31st May 2023
Hackney, East London
£12.21 per hour
Contract Hours
Flexi – Zero Hours


About Outward

Everything we do at Outward is about promoting the choice and independence of vulnerable people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community and develop as individuals. We strive to provide innovative and responsive housing and support services that promote choice and independence for people with a variety of needs including; young people, adults with mental health support needs, learning disabilities, autism and older people.

About the Role

We are now looking for enthusiastic, creative and committed individuals to join the team working in our Young People’s Service. The young people referred to our service face many challenges and deserve an enthusiastic staff team committed to supporting them to look forward to a promising future. Strong applicants for this role will have experience of supporting young people to address the issues that affect them, such as low self-esteem, getting into training and employment, gang links, mental health issues and developing the life skills needed to live independently. If you feel you can bring a fresh approach and a commitment to supporting young people to meet their full potential, then we want to hear from you.

Areas of work include:

  • Ensuring each young person is consulted and empowered as the co-designer of their support plan
  • Using your empathetic and caring approach to help the young people develop their confidence and skills.
  • Having the confidence to take proactive and creative approaches to encouraging our young people to follow through on their plans and goals.
  • As a medium term service, the young people must move on within two years and a key part of your role will be to support them to develop the skills necessary to manage in their own home.
  • Assessing the suitability of referrals made to the service and managing relets and occupancy sign-ups.
  • Supporting residents to maximise their benefit entitlement, budget effectively and adhere to their occupancy agreement.

We are looking for 2 flexible zero hours posts.  This post will involve working earlies / evenings, weekends & sleep in shifts as part of a 4 week rota, inc bank holidays. You will be provided with comprehensive training and be supported every step of the way to develop your career with us.


We value everything our staff do for the people we support, so we provide a great benefits package:

  • 25 days Annual Leave excluding Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • 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
  • Purchase Additional Annual Leave
  • Refer-a-Friend Scheme
  • Retirements
  • Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
  • Blue Light Card

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.

How to Apply

If you think you are who we are looking for, please submit an application form by following the link below:

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 31st May 2023

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th June 2023

Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.