Residential Senior Support Workers – Wickham, Fareham

Job Reference 524

Location: Wickham (Nr Fareham), Hampshire
Salary: Band E £10.46 – £11.54 p/hour (approximately £24,936.08 – £27,322.88 p/annum)
Hours: Alternate Week Shift Pattern (6 days on, in a 14 day period – inc 1/2 sleep ins p/week)
(If the hours don’t suit you, please don’t let this put you off – please apply for a Bank Position where you can build your own rota!)
Normal Days start at 7:30am until 10:30pm, depending on the needs of the home.

Closing Date: 10th March 2019
Interview Dates: 18th/19th March 2019 in Fareham, Solent.

Additional Benefits:  Dental and Optical Claim Reimbursement Schemes (and more! More details to follow); Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Full Induction Training provided.

Can you build strong, boundaried relationships with young people displaying challenging behaviours?

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

Are you a multiskilled practitioner who can work therapeutically and encourage a calm and nurturing environment?

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

Fair Ways are opening our first 6 bedded Residential Children’s Home based in Wickham, Hampshire to support vulnerable children aged between 7 and 14. The service aim is to ensure we prepare the children in our care to move onto safe and nurturing foster care placements which will be achieved through early intervention.

Our new home will be operating on a week on week off rota system starting at 8:00am Wednesday to the following Wednesday with a one hour break each day. There will also be a requirement to complete between 1-2 sleep in’s per week. During your week on shift, you will be given a 24 hour time out period away from the home.

What does my working week look like?

As a Senior Support Worker, you can expect to undertake cleaning/cooking duties and maintaining a clean home environment for our young people. You will be actively involved in positively engaging with the young people in our care and using Outdoor Adventure and activities whilst managing complex behaviors. You will provide advice and guidance to support staff to develop effective techniques when managing challenging behavior and be confident to ensure daily routines are adhered to.

Monday – Friday includes school runs, paperwork, shopping and general parenting responsibilities, Saturdays in the home are allocated to Contact Sessions with family members and Sundays are a protected house activity day for the staff and children to enjoy together.

In addition, during your first 6 months of employment, you will undergo core training including PACE (Playful/Accepting/Curious/Empathetic), CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection), Prevent, Behaviour Management, CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) and more. Once you have passed your probation period, you will be registered on a nationally recognised Childcare qualification which will provide you with the skills to work in Residential Homes throughout the Country.

Person Specification              

Suitable candidates for this role will ideally hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent as well as having experience of supporting children and young people in a residential setting. Having qualifications and experience is not essential as our In-House training department can support staff through relevant certifications to enable staff to have the skills to work in a Residential Children’s Home. Having effective communication skills both verbal and non- verbal as well as being IT literate is essential. All candidates must have a full driving licence 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.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

If this sounds of interest and you want to know more, please call Kev Morrell (Senior Management Team) on 07394 560682

or contact for a Job Description and an Application Form.