Residential Support Worker – Bournemouth – Dorset

Job Reference – 541

Hours: Full Time 37.5 p/week

Salary: £9.26 per hour days £9.96 per hour evenings £10.42 per hour weekends

Closing Date: 7th April 2019

Interview Dates: TBC

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

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work for an organisation that was voted the 4th best not-for-profit organisation in the UK by the Sunday Times?

Would you like the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children?


If you have answered yes to all three questions, Fair Ways and this role is the perfect opportunity for you.

We are looking for a positive and fun role model to come and work therapeutically with our residents within our Residential Children’s home based in Bournemouth. The role will be to ensure the safety and well-being of up to two vulnerable young people with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a team of dedicated, hard working professionals. You will receive all the training and support you need to fast track yourself to success. Fair Ways will provide you with a career with genuine development opportunities and a chance to enhance your salary within your respective pay band.

Job Responsibilities

Our ideal Residential Support Worker will show us their ability to be;

  • Responsible for supporting Children and Young People by engaging them in various activities, supporting their education and ensuring that the home is kept to a good standard which will include housekeeping responsibilities.
  • Able to manage challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs and recognising the need to intervene using positive handling strategies, in order to ensure the safety of young people and colleagues.
  • Undertaking direct work on a one to one or group work basis with children/young people. This could include transport, social activities and other appropriate necessary activities.

Personal Skills

You, as the successful candidate will need to have experience of working with children with challenging behaviour ideally in a residential setting.  You will need to be enthusiastic, reliable, resilient and committed to supporting children with a variety of needs and possess knowledge of the Children’s Home Regulations and Quality Standards. It is desired that you as the successful applicant, will hold or be working towards a qualification relevant to the post, such as a Level 3 Diploma in Childcare. All applicants will hold a full UK driving licence and own their own car. All staff will undergo DBS checks at the enhanced level. The disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

Desirable Skills

At Fair Ways we aim to make a difference through passionate care, support and education. We have worked hard to create a culture where we say what we say we will do, when we said we would do it; we are inclusive, open minded and treat each other with respect; we focus on learning, not blaming; and we are open, honest and have integrity.

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