Shift Leader – Wales

Job Reference – 589

  • Hours: 32.5 p/week
  • Salary: Approximately £24,321 – £28,858 p/annum
  • Closing date: 25th August 2019
  • Interview dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th September 2019

Due to our continued success and the demand for our residential service, Fair Ways are extremely excited to be opening our 2nd home in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales. We are now looking for dedicated and passionate people to come and join the team.

This purpose-built residential children’s home will accommodate up to 3 young people aged 11 -16 and the focus will be to provide an enriching and positive environment for them. Being located in the Brecon Beacons, there will be a lot of focus on outdoor activities!

You will be working on a rota basis;

  • Day 1: 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. with a sleep in
  • Day 2: 7.30 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. with a sleep in
  • Day 3: 7.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.
  • Day 4 to 7 off

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!

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. We have recently been awarded fourth best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for in the Sunday Times Awards.

Job Responsibilities

Working as a Residential Shift Leader, you will work under an experienced management team in the mentoring and educating of children who can display challenging behaviour. You could be involved in any or all of the following:

  • Taking an active lead in the monitoring of good practice within the home and ensuring safe working practices within Child Protection procedures
  • Taking a lead in the planning and decision-making process within the home, including delegation of tasks to colleagues
  • Managing and analysing challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs and formulating plans to reduce the likelihood of future similar events. As part of this, you will be supporting colleagues in their reflective practice to develop an understanding of the underlying issues to challenging behaviour
  • Ensuring daily tasks are completed (either directly or through delegation) and are consistent with the smooth running of the home, such as handovers, case recording, updating care plans and risk assessments, and ensuring all information is recorded appropriately and accurately. You will also be managing the home’s budget on a daily basis and will be accountable for this at the end of each shift
  • Demonstrating and upholding the core organisation values at all times and playing your P.A.R.T by: Maintaining a Professional attitude, Being Accepting, Being Reflective and being Transparent.

Personal Skills

Suitable candidates for this role will need to have a minimum of 2 years’ experience supporting children and young people in a residential setting. In addition to your experience, you will need to hold a Level 3 QCF in Children & Young People’s workforce. Alongside this, you will need to be assertive, have super organisation skills, strong leadership qualities and a good knowledge of legislation relating to residential childcare.

All candidates must have a full driving license 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.

Rewards

Fair Ways places importance on valuing staff and recognising the key role staff play in the organisation that’s why we offer:

  • In-house Induction training prior to starting in your role
  • Health Cash Plan Scheme
  • Staff Discounts
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • A wide range of accredited courses from Level 2 Awards to Level 5 Diplomas in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People, Counselling, Health Care, and Assessing
  • Offer access to Legal, Financial and Personal Advice
  • An active Employee Committee
  • Auto-enrolment into Pension Scheme

Next Step

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.

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

Please note, we reserve the right to close application should we feel that a maximum number of applications have been reached.

Download the Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment team or email Recruitment@fairways.co