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 looking for an enthusiastic, creative, committed and proactive support worker to provide high quality care and support to the people we are supporting in Bromley.
Are you the person we are looking for? Can you help a person we support achieve their goals – for example to empower someone who is blind and deaf to develop awareness of different times of the day using an aromatherapy clock (using different scents at different key times of the day), to enable a person we support to keep in contact with family and friends to connect through a large screen TV and internet technology.
If these are activities that you can see yourself doing this could be the position for you.
The people we support are living in the community in a shared adapted living environment. They have access to a specialist environment as well as ordinary living. The service provides excellent support for people with profound multiple learning disabilities to enable the people we support to have a good quality of life through providing access to a varied range of activities both in the community and within the home. People are supported, through a person centred approach, to access personally meaningful educational, sports and leisure opportunities. We also ensure other support goals relating to health, housing, personal care etc. are on track.
Creative, multisensory approaches, active support, good communication tools and partnership working are critical to ensuring the best possible life opportunities for people with PMLD.
What we expect from you:
- An excellent team player
- Active support
- Person centred approaches
- Being creative and empowering in your support practice
- Having resilience and embracing positive behaviour support approaches
As a support worker your duties will include:
- To share Outward values of enabling, empowering and engaging and be able to implement these
- Provide support to individuals in line with support plans & risk assessments
- Coordinating packages of care & support for people and contributing to reviews of these
- Demonstrate good IT and be able to record information clearly and professionally
- Good verbal & written communication skills to liaise with families, health and other professionals / able to use communication approaches to engage with the people we support
- Deliver a service that promotes and supports choice, empowers individuals
- Putting the people we support at the heart of your work promoting each individual’s needs for independence, wellbeing, dignity.
- Flexible approach to shift patterns that could include evenings, weekends and bank holidays
- To contribute in the compilation of essential documents
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
- 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 on 23:59pm on 7th September 2021
Interviews will be held on 16th 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.