Family Centre Support Workers – Southampton

Job Reference – 491

  • Hours: Full Time (Up to 37.5 hours p/week) “Happy to talk flexible working”
  • Salary: £8.61 p/hour day – £9.25 p/hour evening – £9.69 p/hour weekend (£17,874.79 per annum FTE)

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


Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work for an organisation that was voted the 3rd best not-for-profit organisation in the UK by the Sunday Times?

Would you like the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults?


If you have answered yes to all three questions, Fair Ways and this role is the perfect opportunity for you.


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. 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.


About the Role

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, energetic and conscientious Support Workers to join our Residential Family Centre which accommodates up to five families. The role will require you to work a variety of shifts on a rota basis. Some of the responsibilities will include contributing to the monitoring of good practice within the home and ensuring safe working practices within Child Protection procedures and, in conjunction with colleagues and professionals to contribute to formal assessments of parenting capacity and the needs of resident children and their families.

Essential Skills:

Our ideal candidates will be positive and motivated individuals with excellent communication skills. In addition you need to possess a good understanding of relevant legislative frameworks – Children Act 1989/2004 and the Care Standards Act 2000. A level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care is desirable, but not essential, although applicants will be required to complete this qualification through Fair Ways, if appointed. Previous experience in working in a child and family setting is desirable. All candidates must have a full driving licence and have access to use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). 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

Closing date: 11th November 2018

Interview date: TBC