Community Outreach Support Workers – Solent

Job Reference – 436

  • Hours: Full Time/Part Time/Zero Hours/Waking Nights
  • Salary: Band D £9.26- £11.93 per hour
  • Closing date: 19th August 2018
  • Interview dates: TBC

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.

Do you want to be a part of a committed, friendly and supportive team? Do you want to feel like you make a difference? Then look no further!

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.

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

You need to be someone who cares, who wants to make a difference and is a reliable individual. Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with children, young people and/or adults with both learning and physical disabilities, including autism 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. They will also have the ability to advocate for Service Users and enable them to advocate for themselves. All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to 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:

  • We provide in house Induction training prior to starting in your role. Our training department also offers 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, for those who want to progress.
  • Offer access to legal, financial and personal advice.
  • After a year’s employment, staff can benefit from a health scheme including discounts for restaurants, optical/dental discount and childcare vouchers.
  • Offer discounted gym memberships.

Working for Fair Ways will provide you with an opportunity to seek discount on products and local services and well as auto-enrolment into our Pension scheme.

Next Step

This may be a total change of career for you but don’t let that put you off if it is 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 here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email Recruitment@fairways.co