Support Workers – Wales

Job Reference – 588

  • Hours: Full Time (37.5 p/week)
  • Salary: £22,429 – £23,697 per annum
  • Closing date: 25th August 2019
  • Interview dates: 2nd, 3rd or 4th September 2019

Due to our continued success and the demand of our residential service, Fair Ways is 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 too!

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!

Job Responsibilities

Working as a Residential Support Worker, 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:

  • Contributing, as part of the team, to the planning and decision-making process within the home
  • Managing challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs, and recognising the need to intervene using positive handling strategies, in order to ensure the safety of our young people and colleagues
  • Contributing to the monitoring of good practice within the home and ensuring safe working practices within company Child Protection procedures and All Wales Child Protection Procedures 2008
  • Ensuring you complete daily tasks 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

Personal Skills

Experience in this field of work is desirable, but not essential, as full training will be provided. What we ask of you is that you are passionate about working with children and keeping them safe, have an understanding of some therapeutic approaches and can make a house feel like a home. You should be methodical, reliable, proactive, possess good communication skills, can work as part of a team and have a positive attitude.

A Level 3 QCF in Children & Young People’s workforce is required, or the willingness to work towards this. 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.

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