Recovery Support Workers – Gosport & Southampton – Hampshire

Job Reference – 528

  • Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”
  • Salary: Band E – Day Rate – £10.46 p/hour plus enhanced rate for evenings and weekends (c.£21,722 – £23,965 per annum)
  • Closing date: 21st July 2019
  • Interview dates: TBC

Additional benefits:  Health cash plan scheme; Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Great training and development opportunities.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work for a company that has been voted Fourth in the Sunday Times Not for Profit organisations to work for?

Do you want to work for a company where you know where the profits are going?

If you answered yes to the above, then please read on.

Fair Ways 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 have a unique Mental Health Service based in Southampton where we support the young people transition out into the community from In Patient Services. This role is to be worked across the two services in both Southampton and Gosport.

The rota will require you to work a variety of shifts including waking nights and sleep-ins.

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
Our ideal Recovery Support Workers will be involved in, amongst other duties:

  • Proactively engaging with service users with mental health and diagnosed learning disability, 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 future similar events.

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 in 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 healthcare 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. The Recovery Support Worker will work as an effective member of the team, communicating to 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 level 3.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? 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