The bedrock of Outlook Care's healthcare and support services is our workforce, and we are committed to giving them all the support they need to excel in their roles. From the moment you join us you’ll get all the support you need, through your local team and the wider Outlook Care organisation. We provide various career paths within our organisation too, ranging from administrative and management roles through to health and social care specialisms, all of which combine to play a pivotal role in helping make us the highly accredited company we have become.
So if you’re looking for a rewarding career that offers you the opportunity to make a real and positive difference to someone’s life every day, then you’re in the right place. Click the button below to view our current vacancies or read our staff stories for another perspective on working at Outlook Care .
Our employees enable people to transform their own lives, make choices about how they want to live and take part in community life. It can be challenging work though. While many of the individuals we support have learning disabilities or autism spectrum conditions, many will also have multiple or complex needs, and sometimes behaviours of distress or defiance.
We’re privileged to have been supporting people since 1990, and proud of the staff who make it all happen. Our strong working culture is shaped by the people who work for us, and reflected in our vision and values. We know that by supporting our staff well that they will in turn support others well. Here is what you can expect :
Learning and Career Development
All new staff receive a comprehensive induction and training programme along with regular 1:1 support.
Care staff complete the Care Certificate within the first 12 weeks – supported and paid for.
You will also have your own on line learning account with access to an extensive library of video based learning
We also have development programmes to help you advance your career with Outlook Care.
The majority of our middle and senior Managers have been able to apply their learning to gain promotion with us.
Recognition for what you do
Everyone needs to know when they’re doing a good job.
Our staff recognition and thank you scheme ensures that Managers recognise great work, thank staff and share and publicise achievements. We also reward and celebrate the great achievements of our fabulous workforce with an annual Best of Best Award.
We are also extremely proud to have nominated staff for external recognition at the Great British Care Awards, the National Care Awards and the 3rd Sector Care Awards where they have been recognised regionally and nationally.
Keeping you informed
Once in post you will be kept up to date through regular team meetings. You will also receive regular briefings so you are aware what is happening across the rest of the company.
Our staff magazine Grapevine keeps you up to date and inspired by the great work our staff do.
We recognise the support Trade Unions can offer and meet with them regularly to consult and negotiate on matters affecting staff. We recognise UNISON and GMB and can provide contact details if you wish to join them.
Well supported people, support people well
We know that by supporting our staff well that they will in turn support others well. If you join us and you will enjoy a competitive salary, high quality learning and development, options to work flexibly, supportive management, recognition for what you do, and a range of great benefits.
Pension and life assurance
If you join we pay contributions equivalent to 3% of your salary and you will benefit from generous life assurance cover.
Annual leave (inc. Bank Holidays)
This starts at 5.6 weeks and rises each full year until it reaches 6.6 weeks (6.6 weeks rising to 7.6 weeks for senior roles).
Empathy. Assistance programme
Our employee assistance programme “Empathy” gives you and your family 24-hour free confidential access to counselling and skilled advice and support on finances, and a range of other matters.
If your role require a DBS criminal record check – we pay for this to be done. Any criminal history is considered fairly.
A discretionary shopping voucher is given to those staff who have completed a full year of attendance.
We provide sick pay to support you if you are not able to work.
HSF – Dental / health cover
Opportunity to join HSF, a discounted health and dental cover scheme.
Maternity, Paternity Support
We offer enhanced maternity and paternity pay to provide extra support when you need it
Refer a Friend Scheme
If you recommend working at Outlook Care we offer £250 for successful referrals (£500 for Nurses).