Shift Leader (Residential Children’s Home) – Bournemouth

Job Reference 483

Company: Fair Ways

Location: Bournemouth (BH11)

Hours: Full Time 37.5 p/week (Part Time will be considered)

Salary: £10.45 p/hour day, £11.24 p/hour evening, £11.77 p/hour weekend

Closing Date: 4th November 2018

Interview Dates: TBC

Additional Benefits:  Health cash plan scheme; Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Great development opportunities.

We are looking for a positive and fun role model to come and work therapeutically with our residents within our Residential Children’s home based in Bournemouth. The role will include ensuring the safety and well-being of up to two vulnerable young people with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties, as well as supporting the manager in leading and mentoring the team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated, hard working professionals. You will receive all the training and support you need to fast track yourself to success. Fair Ways will provide you with a career with genuine development opportunities and a chance to enhance your salary within your respective pay band.

Job Responsibilities

Our ideal Residential Shift Leader will show us their ability to;

  • Lead the team and be able to proactively engage with young people to establish, maintain and end safe-boundaried relationships and provide a loving, caring and homely experience.
  • Observe, assess and monitor young people’s health development and emotional well-being, by promoting high standards of physical care, hygiene and safety for all young people in the home.
  • To manage and analyse challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs and formulate plans to reduce the likelihood of future events and to support colleagues in reflective practice to develop an understanding of the underlying issues resulting in challenging behaviour.

Personal Skills

You, as the successful candidate will need to have experience of working with children with challenging behaviour ideally in a residential setting.  You will need to be enthusiastic, reliable, resilient and committed to supporting children with a variety of needs and possess knowledge of the Children’s Home Regulations and Quality Standards. You will also need to have some experience in leading and mentoring others. All applicants will hold a full UK driving licence and own their own car. All staff will undergo DBS checks at the enhanced level. The disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

Desirable Skills:

At Fair Ways we aim to make a difference through passionate care, support and education. We have worked hard to create a culture where we say what we say we will do, when we said we would do it; we are inclusive, open minded and treat each other with respect; we focus on learning, not blaming; and we are open, honest and have integrity.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email