Recovery Support Worker – Gosport

Job Reference – 528

  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 p/week) – Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • Salary: £21,930 – £24,204 per annum
  • Closing Date: 1st January 2020

We are opening a bespoke residential service in Gosport for young people with complex needs and we are looking to recruit Recovery Support Workers to support the young people in our care. Fair Ways also has a Mental Health Service based in Southampton where we support young people to transition out into the community from in-patient services. This role will include working across the two services in both Gosport and Southampton.

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.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be involved in;

  • Proactively engaging with service users with mental health and diagnosed learning disabilities, and establishing, maintaining and ending professional relationships
  • Supporting the delivery of rehabilitative care to service users so that they successfully move onto more independent living
  • Analysing and therapeutically managing challenging behaviour that is a result of complex needs and formulating plans to reduce the likelihood of similar future events
  • Attending and contributing to service user reviews with colleagues and multi-agency professionals including Social Workers and community Mental Health Nurses

Personal Skills

Our successful candidates will have proven experience of working in a care setting with service users who have complex health and social care needs. Experience of working with service users who have mental health needs and/or a diagnosed learning disability is essential and the ability to be versatile across any Fair Ways Health Service is also a key component of this post. Alongside this, you will need to be a team player, possess good organisational and problem-solving skills and have a positive approach to your work.

Recovery Support Worker will be required to effectively communicate with the family, carers, professionals and other support networks working with the service user. Knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health care as well as child and adult protection policies and procedures is essential for the successful applicant. A Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable, but not essential on application, although successful applicants will be expected to undertake training to obtain a Level 3.


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