ISL Support Worker – Southampton

Job Reference – 553

  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 p/week)
  • Salary: c. £19,417 – £22,210 per annum
  • Closing date: 20th October 2019
  • Interview dates: TBC

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, energetic and conscientious Support Worker to join our Intensive Supported Living Service in the Solent area of Hampshire.

You will take responsibility for the running of the home as a lone worker within a team, supporting young people to develop independent living skills to enable them to live independently in the community.

The position is on a rota basis with shifts covering days, evenings and weekends. As part of our team, you will deliver the highest standards of care, protection and support to our young people by facilitating their physical and psychological development.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated, hard-working professionals. You will be responsible for delivering high-quality, holistic support to young people and adults who present with complex social, education/vocational and health care needs.  Our Support Workers are responsible for key working service users including assessment, implementation and review of individualised support packages to enable them to work towards independent living. The role will involve being integral to an intensive supported living culture in one of the areas of speciality of health and wellbeing, life skills and practical maintenance.

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 fourth best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for in the Sunday Times Awards.

Personal Skills

Our ideal candidate will be a positive and motivated individual with excellent communication skills helping to guide our young people with general life skills. We would like you to demonstrate a flexible approach to the task and be resilient under pressure. Previous experience of working with young people and or adults with complex health/social care/educational needs is highly desirable. A Level 3 qualification in childcare is a plus, but not essential.

All candidates must have a full driving licence and have access to the use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). The disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

Rewards

Fair Ways places importance on valuing staff and recognising the key role staff play in the organisation that’s why we offer:

  • In-house Induction training prior to starting in your role
  • Health Cash Plan Scheme
  • Staff Discounts
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • A wide range of accredited courses from Level 2 Awards to Level 5 Diplomas in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People, Counselling, Health Care, and Assessing
  • Offer access to Legal, Financial and Personal Advice
  • An active Employee Committee
  • Auto-enrolment into Pension Scheme

Next Step

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

Download the Application Form  here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment Team or email Recruitment@fairways.co