“My friend introduced me to Outward because I had always been interested in working with people who are autistic, and I’m really glad I joined because being a support worker is a very rewarding and fulfilling job because you’re helping people meet their daily needs and achieve their goals in life.
A day in the life of a support worker is very active because of the different types of clients you get to work with. No two days are the same. And as a flexi worker I’m able to choose what days I work which allows me to have a good work-life balance. I also have very good management, and get guidance and support if I’m ever feeling stressed or confused about a situation. Another benefit is the feelings of going home and feeling accomplished.
If you want to be a support worker, you have to have a big heart, be open minded, have a lot of patience and want to expand your outlook on life, it’s definitely a good role to step into.”