About the role
We are looking for people to join our supported living service in Hackney, providing support for
young adults with autism and learning disabilities, to transition them into adulthood and
independence while living in their own flat.
We offer a workplace environment where you will be gaining experience through hands-on support
work, administration, and exposure to a variety of health professionals, families, and the intricate
individuality of every service user you will support. Whether you are a student studying a degree in a
relevant field, or looking for a job that will provide you with the chance to gain a wide range of
experience in the sector of support work, this role is for you.
Although experience in support work is ideal, this position is suitable to anyone who would enjoy the
challenge of facilitating a better quality of life for people with disabilities who are often excluded
from society. If you have experience in your private life with supporting these individuals, this is also
You need to be energetic, as we love to support our service users to access the community and get
physical exercise. You also need to be an open and skilful communicator, to build positive
relationships not only with your service users, but their families, friends and health professionals.
Although your days could be filled with exciting and fulfilling tasks where you are supporting your
service users to achieve a better quality of life, there will also be days where your service users may
present with complex and challenging behaviours due to their disabilities, and you need to be a
positive and resilient worker to face these challenges.
If you hold a British driver’s license, or hold a full license in another country and are willing to exchange
it for a British one, this is highly desirable, as we need support workers who will be willing and capable
of driving our service users around London.
Positive behaviour Support
Outward Housing supports people who are known to present behaviours of concern by using the
Positive Behaviour support model because PBS puts the person first.
PBS is pro-active and the main focus is getting the environment right for the individual, rather than
responses/reactions following challenging behaviour and on better supporting the person through
improving their quality of life.
PBS approaches are based on a set of values of enabling inclusion, choice, participation and equality
of opportunity. PBS is about working in partnership with the person, their family, staff and
Existing knowledge/experience in following the PBS approach would be beneficial but not essential
as we do provide extensive training. A shared value of understanding and supporting a person’s
behaviour and finding ways to work with them to improve this is essential.
Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits including:
25 days Annual Leave excluding Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time)
Comprehensive Learning & Development Programme
Credit Union Scheme
Death in Service Benefit
Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
Eye care Vouchers
Flu Jab Reimbursement
Long Service Awards
Purchase Additional Annual Leave
Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
Blue Light Card
Outward has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people for over 40
years. Set up by parents of children with a disability looking for alternatives to institutional care, 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.
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.
If you think you are who we are looking for please apply by following the link below.