Location: Supported Living Service, Hackney, London E8
5 x Fixed Posts Full Time 38 hours per week
5 x Flexible Zero Hours contracts
Salary: £21,497 (£10.85/hour) moving up to £21,835 (£11.05/ hour) from 1st May 2022
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 Catherine House in Hackney.
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 non-verbal to use assistive technology to communicate via an IPad using communication software, to enable a person we support to keep in contact with family and friends to connect through our Alcove video call system.
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 an adapted supported living environment. They live in their own self-contained fully accessible flat. The service provides excellent support for people with profound multiple learning disabilities and autism 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 ensure other support goals relating to health, housing, personal care etc. are on track. We also need drivers for one of the people we support.
Creative, multisensory approaches, active support, good communication tools and partnership working are critical to ensuring the best possible life opportunities for people with PMLD and autism.
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
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
- Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
- Blue Light Card
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.
Covid-19 – Vaccinations
As per Government Policy, 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’).
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 23:59pm on 9th February 2022
Interviews will be held on 18th February 2022
Outward is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.