Bank Support Workers – Family Centre – Southampton – Hampshire

Job Reference 536

  • Hours: 0 p/week
  • Salary: £8.53 per hour plus enhancements for evenings and weekends
  • Closing date: 7th April 2019
  • Interview dates: TBC

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

Fair Ways is looking for Bank Support Workers to join their Residential Family Centre in Southampton. Our Family Centre can accommodate up to 5 families at any one time and we provide residential and community-based parenting assessments that are evidence-based and provide a conclusive judgement.

Our extensive parenting assessment tools provide Local Authorities with credible, factual evidence which can be used in court, which negates the need for further costly interventions and delays in the process of permanency planning.

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that strongly believes in providing opportunities for people to meet their full potential. Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment. We have recently been awarded Third Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For in the Sunday Times Awards.

Job Responsibilities

Our ideal candidate will be involved in the following:;

Contributing to the monitoring of good practice within the home and ensuring safe working practices within Child Protection procedures are adhered to;

Managing challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs to ensure the safety of residents and colleagues

Contributing to formal assessments of parenting capacity and the needs of resident children and their families, in conjunction with colleagues and other professionals;

Understanding and working within the National Minimum Standards for Residential Family Centre’s and adhere to Fair Ways Policies and Procedures.

Personal skills

Shortlisted applicants will preferably have experience of working with young people which will enable them to establish and maintain safe-boundaried relationships. It is important to be an enthusiastic, reliable and creative individual who can be a positive advocate for themselves, and also the young people. You will have a flexible approach to the task and be resilient under pressure. All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to the use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

Next Step

Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you want to make a difference? This may be a total change of career for you but don’t let that put you off if it something you would like to explore. We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Job Description  and an Application Form October here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment Team or email