Senior Practitioner

Senior Practitioner
The Drive, ASD Service, Chingford, London, E4
Salary: £23,648 per annum
Full Time, 38 hours per week
REF: SPDR


This is a Fixed Term Post for 18 months and will be reviewed in April 2022


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.


Outward's autism specialist services have a strong reputation across North East London, where we support people with autism to live the lives they choose.

Supported by Outward's Positive Behaviour Support Lead, you will create a culture of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) with physical and social environments that are personalised and supportive, teaching people new skills and ways of communicating.


The Drive service provides support and care to 5 individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

The service is located in Chingford and we are now recruiting a Senior Practitioner to work in our team.

The above post requires the successful candidate to take the lead in promoting good practice, PBS approaches and improving on the relationship with families in the service.

This role includes personal care duties, sleep in and lone working.


The role is full time, 38 hours per week, and will involve working shifts, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.


About the Role


, 5 years' experience of working as a keyworker and evidence of developing good working relationships with key relevant individuals and organisations
, Excellent communication and negotiation skills and ability to work well with families
, Develop good relationship with GP, Psychiatrist, Psychology, PBS lead and any relevant involved clinicians based on a regular forum with representation from CTPLD team to make sure that practice is consistent and that family are involved
, Experience of working with people with complex health needs
, Excellent written and verbal communication skills, forthright and approachable
, Well organised with excellent time management skills
, Confident with PBS methodology, evidence of success in using these techniques
, Reviewing & revitalising PBS and risk plans making sure that people are at the centre of the support and that staff are equipped to deliver the inputs required
, Ensuring that PBS plans has measurable outcomes that include the building of new skills.

Focus on giving people opportunities to develop new skills and try new activities
, Supervise core group of support workers, run debriefing and learning from any events that have been problematic.

2 years of staff management or supervision
, Able to demonstrate person centred approaches to support and flexibility
, To promote an open, transparent and respectful relationship between colleagues and families, and that concerns are responded to appropriately.
, Ensuring that people are supported appropriately to meet their cultural and religious needs and that this is considered as a regular part of reviewing plans
, Evidence of knowledge of good safeguarding practice


Employee Benefits


Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits including:


, 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
, Retirements
, Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
, Blue Light Card


If you think you have the necessary skills and the right attitude for the role please click 'Apply' to be redirected to Outward Housing's recruitment site.


The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on Friday 9th October 2020.


Interviews will be held on 19th October 2020


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.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 18 Months
  • Rate: Up to £23648.00 per annum
  • Location: London, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Tel: 02392 387722
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2020-09-25 16:54:53 -

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