Post 16 Support Worker – Solent

Job Reference – 355

  • Full Time: 37.5 – 40 hours p/week
  • Salary: £9.17- £11.81 per hour (£19,045.46 – £23,246.09 per annum)
  • Closing date: 29th October 2017
  • Interview dates: W/C 30th October 2017

Fair Ways is looking for a Post 16 Support Worker based in the Solent area. Cranbury and Crowther are two separate 3 bedroom homes for young people aged 16 to 21.

You will be working as a lone worker within a team supporting young people to develop independent living skills to enable them to live independently in the community. As part of your role, you will be expected to undertake tasks such as cooking, cleaning and giving educational/financial support.

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 Children and Young People by facilitating their physical and psychological development.

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.


Job Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be able to;

  • Ensure practice provides each resident with support, advice and encouragement.
  • Write and compile reports, update risk assessments and complete tasks on the daily checklist
  • Learn and understand each young residents personal support plan and generate individual targets
  • Ensure you attend and engage in team meetings

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 this candidate to demonstrate a flexible approach to the task and be resilient under pressure. In addition, you will need to be proficient with a PC.  Above all, you need to have the right attitude and approach! 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.


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

  • Offer intensive 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.
  • 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

Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you want to make a difference? This may be a total change of career for you but don’t let that put you off if it 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

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