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.
About the Role
We are looking for enthusiastic people to join our Supported Living Services in Hackney, Haringey and Waltham Forest providing support to people with autism, who live in their own flats or shared accommodation within the service. Although experience in support work is ideal, the role may also be suitable for anyone who may have some personal experience of care and would enjoy a new challenge of supporting vulnerable people to learn new skills and develop confidence and independence and to feel valued. If you hold a current driving licence that would be a bonus.
Full Time/Part Time and Zero Flexi hour contracts available.
Do you have a positive can do attitude and:
- The ability to build positive relationships with people with autism, their families, friends and other professionals
- Can demonstrate your ability to be creative and empowering in your support practise and lead by example to showcase what the person can achieve through your active support
- Have the resilience to support people through difficult days as well the super good ones and embrace working with positive behaviour support strategies
- Are energetic and able to support people to access the community and have lots of meaningful physical exercise
- Have good communication skills and are willing to learn on the job and through training to deliver a great services to the people we support
- Flexible approach to work pattern that covers evening and week end working
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.
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.
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
- Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
- Blue Light Card
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 9am on 14th October 2022
Interviews will be held week commencing 24th October 2022
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.