Job Reference: 550
- Hours: Full Time and Part Time
- Salary: Band D £9.26 p/hour plus enhancements for weekends and evenings (c £22,002 per annum FTE)
- Closing date: 28th April 2019
- Interview dates: TBC
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 4th 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.
Due to our ever expanding service, Fair Ways is looking to recruit additional Outreach Support Workers to work in partnership with families and carers of service users, in achieving the aims and objectives of care-plans/in house placements.
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.
Why work for Fair Ways as an Outreach Support Worker?
- The reward of seeing families being able to stay together
- Seeing the service users develop independence
- All support shifts will be at a minimum of an hour as well as mileage and travel time between shifts being paid
- Making a difference in the lives of our Service Users and their families
What you will be doing
The successful candidate will be required to;
- Completing daily contact sheets as well as promoting and safeguarding our Service Users welfare.
- Support and assist service users with personal care tasks where necessary and be proactive in planning and carrying out fun activities in the community.
- Recognise the need to intervene whilst managing challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs.
- Observe, assess and monitor Service User’s health development and emotional well-being.
- Regularly review and update Risk Assessments and Care Plans in line with the needs of the service user.
- Attend team meetings, partake in handovers and provide positive and informative critique.
What we want from you
Ideally, we are looking for male candidates to act as role models to our male service users, but we are open to applications from both male and female candidates. Above all, you need to be someone who cares, who wants to make a difference and is a reliable and tenacious individual. Ideally you will have experience of working with children, young people and/or adults with both learning and physical disabilities, however this is not essential as full training will be provided. Holding a Level 2/3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable, but not essential to the post.
You will need to 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.
Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.