Zero Hour Support Worker – Bournemouth

Job Reference  372


  • Hours: 0/ per week
  • Salary:£9.26-£11.92 P/Hour (£19,234 – £22,002 P/Annum)
  • Closing date: Until further notice
  • Interview dates: TBC

Fair Ways is looking for a Bank Support Worker based in our Post 16 Home in Bournemouth. Talbot is a 4 bedroom homes with the capacity for 3 placements, situated in a quiet residential area. The home accommodates young adults between the ages of 16 – 18. The home is a welcoming environment, and staff aim to provide a homely, friendly atmosphere, where the young people placed will have the best chance of improving their life outcomes.

You will be working as a lone worker within a team supporting young people to develop independent living skills to enable them to live independently in the community. As part of your role, you will be expected to undertake tasks such as cooking, cleaning and giving educational/financial support.

The position is on a rota basis with shifts covering days, evenings and weekends. As part of our team, you will deliver the highest standards of care, protection and support to Children and Young People by facilitating their physical and psychological development. Although the post is for Bournemouth, you can pick up shifts in any of our other homes, however priority should be given to Talbot.

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

The ideal candidate will be;

  • Responsible for supporting Children and Young People between the ages of 16 to 18 encouraging independence skills including cooking, cleaning, budgeting, accessing education/ employment.
  • Write and compile reports, update risk assessments and complete tasks on the daily checklist
  • Able to manage challenging behavior resulting from complex needs and recognising the need to intervene using positive handling strategies, in order to ensure the safety of young people and colleagues.
  • To support contracted staff members in the completion of tasks associated with their role

What we would like from you

Shortlisted applicants will preferably have experience of working with young people which will enable them to establish and maintain safe-boundaried relationships. It is important to be an enthusiastic, reliable and creative individual who can be a positive advocate for themselves, and also the young people. You will have a flexible approach to the task and be resilient under pressure. All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

What we would like give you 

Fair Ways places importance on valuing staff and recognising the key role staff play in the organisation that’s why we:

• Offer intensive in house Induction training prior to starting in your role. Our training department also offers 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.
• Have an active employee committee.
• After a year’s employment, staff can benefit from a health scheme including discounts for restaurants, optical/dental discount and childcare vouchers.
• Offer discounted gym memberships.

Working for Fair Ways will provide you with an opportunity to seek discount on products and local services as well as auto-enrollment into our Pension scheme.

Next Step

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

Click here for a full  Job Description . Click here for an  Application Form or please phone Head Office (02380 230400)

and ask for the Recruitment Team or email