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Support Worker – ASD Supported living Service Hackney

Key Information

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Job Type
Closing Date
10th September 2021
£21,497 per annum
Contract Hours


About Outward

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.

Outward is a registered charity and part of The Newlon Group. We are run by a group of committed volunteers – our Board of Trustees. We provide care and support services, mainly across north and east London, to support a range of vulnerable people towards improved choice and greater independence, including; those who have experienced street homelessness

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 beneficial.

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. Promoting good practice, providing person centred care and using PBS approaches is essential to this role.

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.


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

  • Flexible working hours that will give you the work life balance that is right for you
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Computing Scheme
  • Credit Union Scheme
  • Cycle-to-Work Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
  • Blue Light Card
  • 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)

How to Apply

If you think you meet the requirements of the role then please complete an application form detailing how by referring to the job description and person specification. This can be completed by following the link below:

The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on 10th September 2021

Interviews will be held on 20th September 2021

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.

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