Outward is a forward-thinking and inclusive charity supporting people to live with dignity and purpose. For more than 40 years, Outward has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people in London. We believe in engaging, enabling and empowering the people we support to make positive choices, have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community, take advantage of opportunities to develop as individuals and live the lives they want.
Do you share these values?
Are you passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities to live full lives and realise their ambitions?
Do you have energy, enthusiasm and positivity to actively support people to achieve their outcomes supporting them to live a good and meaningful life?
One day you could be supporting a person who has dementia to reminisce through music utilising your skills of patience, empathy and creativity. The next day may bring an exciting outdoor activity to help a person we support access the community, meet others and get fit through football, bike riding, gardening or bowling.
Can you see yourself supporting a visually impaired person to develop awareness of different times of the day using an Alexa enabling them to have more control over their day?
Other times you could be helping people we support cook healthy meals from scratch helping them to succeed with their goals to develop cooking skills. No two days are the same.
If these are activities that you can see yourself doing this could be the position for you.
About the Role
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Support Workers to provide high quality care and support services to the people we support with learning disabilities in our Enfield services.
You will support people with their day to day life, to learn new skills and develop confidence and independence and to have a good quality of life. The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they all deserve to be treated as such. However duties may include supporting with personal care needs, empowering people to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support people’s health and welling such as arts and crafts, drama, musical evenings, enabling people to be involved in household tasks, shopping trips, cooking, as well as supporting people on social occasions.
Carterhatch supported living services is a group of accommodations for people with varying levels of learning disability. The service has a number of blocks with self-contained flats and communal areas, a shared house and the level of support ranges from minimal to 24 hours full care and support across the schemes.
We expect from you:
- Excellent team player
- Experience in supported living or willingness to learn
- Having the ability to build positive relationships with people we support and their families
- Being creative and empowering in your support practise
- Good communication skills
- Having the resilience for supporting people through bad days as well the good
- Embrace positive behaviour support
Covid-19 – Vaccinations
All health and social care workers (and volunteers) who have face-to-face contact with patients and service users must provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e. ‘double-jabbed’).
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)
- 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 have the necessary skills and the right attitude for the role please complete an Application form by following the link below:
The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on 14th January 2022
Interviews will be held on week beginning 24th January 2022
Outward is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expects 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 for successful candidates. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.