Outreach Support Workers – Solent

Job Reference – 598

  • Hours: Full-Time (37.5 p/week) / Part-Time (15 – 37.5 p/week)
  • Salary: £18,232 – £20,865 per annum
  • Closing date: 1st January 2020
  • Interview dates: TBC

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.

Due to an increase in the number of referrals we are receiving, we are 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.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in;

  • Completing daily contact sheets as well as promoting and safeguarding our service user’s welfare
  • Supporting and assisting service users with personal care tasks where necessary and being proactive in planning and carrying out fun activities in the community
  • Recognising the need to intervene whilst managing challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs
  • Observing, assessing and monitoring service user’s health development and emotional wellbeing
  • Regularly reviewing and updating Risk Assessments and Care Plans in line with the needs of the service user
  • Attending team meetings, partaking in handovers and providing a positive and informative critique

Personal Skills

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.

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