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Support Worker – Autism Specialist Supported Living Service – Waltham Forest

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Closing Date
27th April 2022
Waltham Forest, London, E4
£21,894 per annum full time/£11.05 per hour
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Job Title: Support Worker

Salary: £21,894.00 per annum full time or £11.05 per hour

Contract: Fixed Full Time/ Flexible Zero Hours

Location:  Waltham Forest


About the Role

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our Supported Living Services in Waltham Forest, there are excellent transport links in the area. We provide support to people with Learning Disabilities and Autism, who live in their own self-contained flats. Although experience in support work is ideal, the role may also be suitable for anyone who would enjoy a new challenge of supporting young people to learn skills, develop confidence, independence and feel valued.

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 great services to the people we support
  • Flexible approach to work pattern that covers evening, weekend and night 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.

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.


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

How to Apply

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

The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on 27th April 2022

Interviews will be held week commencing 2nd May 2022

Diversity at Outward

Outward applies its Equal Opportunities Policy at all stages of recruitment and selection.  Shortlisting, interviewing and selection is carried out without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status, color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age or trade union membership.  Those with disabilities meeting the minimum requirements for the post will be shortlisted and reasonable adjustments will be made to ensure they are not disadvantaged during the interview process.