Support Worker – Post 16

Job Ref:                669

Salary:                   £21,255 – £24,048
Hours:                   37.5 hours Per Week
Location:              Solent

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, energetic and conscientious support workers to join our Post – 16 Independent supported living Service in the Solent area of Hampshire.

About our Organisation:

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.

About our Post – 16 service:

Fairways are actively seeking a full time professional to work alongside our dedicated team supporting young people to transition into independent living. This essential role is to provide a nurturing and stable environment within fairways therapeutic ethos, in a post 16 semi-independent living home.

Fair Ways have a number of Independent Supported Living homes for young people. They consist of a collection of small family homes and can accommodate a number of residents at a time. Each young person has their own private room and shared access to communal areas.

About the Role:

This role would suit a person who is able to advocate strongly for a young person to ensure the best possible outcomes during this vital period of adjustment into adult life.

***The rota pattern for this role is based on a weekly hours of 37.5, this is compiled from a mixture of earlies, lates and up to 2 Sleeps per week over week days and weekends. These shifts can potentially be flexible around existing commitments and could be worked as a block creating more work free days per week.***

Applicants for this role should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Good communication skills are essential, along with the ability to listen, observe and evaluate closely in order to fully understand and liaise with other team members to highlight significant issues.
  • Candidates must also have the ability to see past presenting behaviours and to connect via a variety of means, including social life skills, therapeutic activities and participation in effective role modelling.
  • Having experience in a therapeutic working environment would be beneficial to the role.
  • The ability to work as part of a team to care and support each young person within the home is a must.
  • The young person’s individual development and needs are to be central to their care plan including nutritional, medical and hygiene guidance and support.
  • A keen and proactive approach to promoting and supporting work placements, further education and college along with hobbies and interests.
  • The young people require varying degrees of support in daily tasks within a home setting, to support into their independence.
  • The role will also require the ability to fulfil a key workers responsibilities in liaising with the variety professionals and outside agencies within the framework and be able to undertake a variety of administrative tasks, including accurate recording and reporting.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be positive and motivated with a real drive to make a difference.
  • Have excellent communication skills, helping to guide our young people with general life skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate a flexible approach to the task in hand and think outside the box.
  • Be resilient and calm headed under pressure, focused on finding the right solution and providing support.

The Rewards:

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

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • In depth In-house induction programme
  • Health Care Scheme*
  • Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme*
  • Service based additional annual Leave accrual
  • Bespoke training department
  • 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
  • Education Grant Scheme*
  • Free Parking
  • Free Fruit, Tea and Coffee
  • Future Leaders Programme*
  • Staff Lottery*

*Subject to qualifying period

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). The disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment Team or email