Waking Nights Recovery Support Worker

Job Reference – 620

  • Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs per week
  • Salary: £22,429 – £23,697
  • Closing date: 8th of March 2020

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 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.

We are looking to recruit Waking Night staff to our specialist service in Southampton, which supports the transition of young people from In-Patient Services out into the community with the help of experienced and trained staff and networking teams. If you are a night owl and have experience with young people with Mental Health needs, this could be the role for you!

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 Waking Nights Recovery Support Worker will be involved in, amongst other duties:

  • Proactively engaging with service users with mental health and diagnosed learning disability, and establishing, maintaining and ending professional relationships.
  • Supporting the delivery of rehabilitative care to service users so that they successfully move onto more independent living.
  • Analysing and therapeutically managing challenging behaviour that is a result of complex needs and formulating plans to reduce the likelihood of future similar events.

Personal Skills

Our successful candidates will have proven experience of working in a care setting with service users who have complex health and social care needs. Experience in working with service users who have mental health needs and/or a diagnosed learning disability is essential and the ability to be versatile across any Fair Ways healthcare service is also a key component of this post. Alongside this, you will need to be a team player, possess good organisational and problem solving skills and have a positive approach to your work. The Waking Nights Recovery Support Worker will work as an effective member of the team, communicating to the family, carers, professionals and other support networks working with the service user. Knowledge of legislation relevant to Mental Health care as well as child and adult protection policies and procedures is essential for the successful applicant. A level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce or equivalent is desirable, but not essential on application although successful applicants will be expected to undertake training to level 3.


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 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