Senior Recovery Support Workers – Gosport & Southampton – Hampshire

Job Reference – 529

  • Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hours per week “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”
  • Salary: Band F – Day Rate – £11.41 p/hour plus enhanced rate for evenings and weekends (c.£22,268 per annum)
  • Closing date: 17th March 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 third 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.

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

  • Providing first line management and leading a small team of Recovery Support Workers including coaching, mentoring and conducting supervisions with those;
  • Taking responsibility for ensuring all current and newly referred service users receive high quality, person centred care;
  • Overseeing the preparing and maintaining of up to date care plans, risk assessments and co-ordinating the provision of high quality, individualised support by the Recovery Support Workers.
  • Ensuring good joint working practices are established and maintained with relevant stakeholders.

Personal Skills

Our successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience 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. You will also need to have had experience of mentoring/supervising staff. The Senior Recovery Support Workers 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 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable, but not essential on application although successful applicants will be expected to undertake training to level 5.

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