Waking Night Support Workers – Wickham – Hampshire

Job Reference – 525

Location: Wickham (Nr Fareham), Hampshire
Salary: £10.42 p/hour (approximately £20,319 – £23,264 p/annum FTE)
Hours: 4 days on, 4 days off – Monday to Friday: 9.30 p.m. – 7.30 a.m.; weekends and holidays: 10.00 p.m. – 8.00 a.m.

Closing date: 10th March 2019

Interviews: 18th and 19th March 2019

Additional Benefits:  Dental and Optical Claim Reimbursement Scheme (and more!) More details to follow; Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Full Induction training provided.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Do you want to work for a company that has been voted third in the Sunday Times Not for Profit organisations to work for?

Do you believe that a person-centred approach is the best way forward?

Fair Ways are extremely excited to be opening their first 6-bedroomed residential children’s home situated in Wickham, Hampshire.

This home will accommodate up to 6 children aged between 7 and 14 and the focus will be to provide an enriching and positive environment and to ensure we prepare the children in our care to move onto safe and nurturing foster care placements which will be achieved through early intervention.

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and education of children, young people and families and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment.

What will I be doing?

Working as a Waking Night 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:


  • Be responsible for overseeing the home throughout the night, ensuring the home is safe, clean and prepared for the next day.
  • Ensure that any administrative tasks associated with the running of the home are completed as required, including handovers, case recording, updating care plans and risk assessments.
  • Have the ability to think on your feet whilst lone working and working one to one to challenging behavior.
  • Manage challenging behaviour resulting from the complex needs of the young people and provide them emotional and physical support on occasion.
  • To be a fundamental part of the team, whilst engaging in reflective practice on the young people’s outcomes as well as partaking in regular training sessions, team meetings and supervisions as required.


What skills do I need to have?

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 in helping keep children safe, have an understanding on 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.

In addition, during your first 6 months of employment, you will undergo core training including PACE (Playful/Accepting/Curious/Empathetic), CEOP (Child Exploitation Online Protection), Prevent, Behaviour Management, CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation) and more. Once you have passed your probation period, you will be registered on a nationally recognised Childcare qualification which will provide you with the skills to work in Residential Homes throughout the country.

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

Next Step

If this sounds of interest and you want to know more, please call Kev Morrell on 07394 560682 or download the Job Description and an Application Form  here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment Team or email Recruitment@fairways.co