Support Workers – Southampton – Hampshire

Job Reference – 539

  • Hours: Full Time – 37.5/40 hours per week “Happy to Talk Flexible Working”
  • Salary: Band D – Day Rate – £9.26 p/hour plus enhanced rate for evenings and weekends (c. £19,234 – £25,289 per annum)
  • Closing date: 2nd June 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 fourth 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 residential home for young adults aged 16-25 who have complex needs. The service will be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to reflect the needs of the individual who is progressing towards independent living or adult services whilst also requiring a degree of regulated care and support. The focus is on stepping in to independence and working holistically in all areas of their life so the individuals can meet their goals.

We are looking to recruit a number of Support Workers to join the team. The role will require you to work a variety of shift patterns, which will include days, evenings, weekends, waking nights and sleep-ins.

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 Support Worker will be involved in, amongst other duties:

  • Taking an active lead in the monitoring of good practice within the service and ensuring safe working practices within Child and Adult Protection procedures;
  • Attending and contributing to our young adult’s reviews with colleagues and multi-agency professionals;
  • Supporting young adults to develop the necessary skills to move on to independent living;
  • Completing formal assessments of the needs of the young adults, in conjunction with colleagues and other professionals, to promote and safeguard the welfare of the young adults in placement.

Personal Skills:

Our successful candidates will have previous experience of working with young adults with emotional and behavioural difficulties/mental health problems and/or learning disabilities desirably in a CQC regulated setting.

In addition to your experience, you will be required to hold, or be working towards an NVQ 3 in Child Care and have some knowledge of legislation relevant to child and adult protection policies and procedures and basic knowledge of Mental Health Care.

As well as this, you will need to be reliable, enthusiastic, positive, able to lone work and as part of a team, and be a competent self-supporting IT user.

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