Support Worker

Job Title: 6 x Support Worker - Supported Living Service Hackney
Salary: £21,242 per annum
Contract: Fixed Permanent - Full Time 38 hours per week
Flexible Zero Hour roles also available.

About Outward

For more than 40 years, Outward has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people in London and has grown from strength-to-strength.

We believe in engaging, enabling and empowering the people we support to make positive choices, take advantage of opportunities and live the lives they want.

About the Role

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed support workers to join our support team in Catherine House.

You will provide meaningful support that will make a real difference to the people we support.

Catherine House is a supported living scheme tailored to provide personalised services to young adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities, encouraging long term achievements, goals and aspirations.

It is newly refurbished property that has eight self-contained flats and is situated in the centre of Hackney.

We are looking for someone who has good experience in supporting people with learning disability and complex needs, and can help ensure a safe, well managed and enjoyable environment for all to be part of.

In your supporting role you will support people with their day to day life,
, to learn new skills
, develop confidence and independence and
, promote access to the community.

If you have positive attitude and the following skills and attributes we would love to hear from you;
, You will work within the values of Outward to engage, enable and empower the people we support to achieve their goals and ambitions within a person centred approach.
, Experience in learning disability and the support of people with complex needs in supported living services.
, Have the ability to build positive relationships with the people we support and their families
, Be creative and empowering in your support practise
, Have the resilience for supporting people through difficult times
, Embrace positive behaviour support
, An excellent team player
, You will contribute to the development of support plans and risk assessments that reflect people's needs, preferences and aspirations; creating a culture where plans are actively implemented and reviewed so that people are supported in the way that they want.

, You will contribute to the delivery of a service that meets and aims to exceed the expectations of the people we support, their funders, the local authority and relevant standards of care.

About you

You will share our values and passion to engage, enable and empower adults with learning disabilities to lead the lives they want.

Using your experience of working in a similar setting you will have developed the skills you need to provide creative and flexible services that make a positive difference to people's lives.

As a support worker, you will ensuring the delivery of a high quality support service for adults with PMLD and a range of needs, through making sure that you adhere to all the relevant legislative and performance standards, health and safety, mental capacity act and upholding the rights of the people we support to be involved at all levels of decision making as well as achieving their personal outcomes.

You will be required to work evenings, weekends and bank holidays on a rota.

You may also be required to do night and/or sleep-in shifts.


, NVQ Level 2 in Social Care or equivalent
, Experience of supporting people with learning disabilities and complex needs
, Experience of planning activities in house and in the community


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

The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on 28th March 2021
Interviews will be held week beginning 5th April 2021

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.

Please click 'Apply' to be redirected to our online application site.

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