Residential Support Worker – Southampton

Job Reference 637

Hours: Full Time 37.5 p/week

Salary: £20,493.23 – £23,275.97 p/annum depending on experience & qualifications

Closing Date:  2nd February 2020

Fair Ways is looking for a Residential Support Worker based in our Residential Children’s Home in the Swanwick area. Our home is an Ofsted registered independent children’s home offering residential care for children & young people aged 7-18 years with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  The home offers a model of care and education based on PACE and the House Model of Parenting, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. The residential home is set in a semi-rural location in South Hampshire which is within commutable distance from Fareham, Gosport, Southampton and other surrounding towns and villages.

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. This position focuses on developing independent life skills within a therapeutic care environment. Staff will be involved in a range of activities which our children enjoy, this may include swimming, music, camping, rock climbing, horse riding, canoeing and day trips to local centres.

This role is offered on a full time/permanent basis, working on a rolling shift pattern. This involves working a 2-day period (including sleep-ins and being on-call) followed by 4 days off work!

Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties will include:

  • Supporting, mentoring and educating our children in day to day activities to develop their emotional and social needs
  • Being a part of and role modelling the established community values in the home
  • Developing personal and practical skills to enhance independent living
  • Day to day tasks of running a family home (Cooking, Cleaning & Maintenance)
  • Reporting and recording on the key aspects of care
  • Risk Assessments
  • Managing and supporting complex behaviour that can be challenging


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.


Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email