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Support Worker – Autism Specialist Service – Hackney, London E5

Key Information

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Job Type
Closing Date
11th December 2022
Hackney, London E5
£21,894 per annum full time
Contract Hours


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.

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 professionals.

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
  • 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

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.

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.

To Apply

If you think you have the necessary skills and the right attitude please complete an Application form telling us about your experience by following the link below:

The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on 11th December 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 19th December 2022

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