Support Workers – Southampton

Job Reference – 539

  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 p/week) and Part Time (23 p/week)
  • Salary: c. £19,417 – £24,048 per annum (FTE)
  • Closing date: 20th October 2019
  • Interview dates: TBC

We 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 individuals who are progressing towards independent living or adult services whilst also requiring a degree of regulated care and support. The focus is on stepping into independence and working holistically in all areas of their life so the individuals can meet their goals.

We are looking to recruit 2 Support Workers to join the team. The role will require you to work a variety of shift patterns, that 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. We have recently been awarded Fourth Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For in the Sunday Times Awards.

Job Responsibilities

As a Support Worker, you will be involved in, amongst other tasks;

  • 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

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 preferably in a CQC regulated setting.

In addition to your experience, an NVQ 3 in Childcare would be advantageous but is not essential. Some knowledge of legislation relevant to child and adult protection policies and procedures and basic knowledge of Mental Health Care is desirable but not essential. 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.


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

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

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