Children's Residential Support Worker

Location: Swanwick, Southampton

Contract Type: Full time

Closing Date: 29 July 2022

Salary: £20,936-£23,181

Specific Hours: 37.5

Children's Residential Support Worker

Who are Fair Ways and what do we stand for? 

Fair Ways is a great place to work. We are a team. We care about each other and are all committed to making a change to the lives of the young people and service users in our care. We will not apologise for calling our staff great, the best, or world-class. Our staff are at the core of our organisation and we celebrate them by shouting it from the rooftops! 

Where and when do we need you? 

Manor Farm Cottage is an Ofsted registered independent children’s home offering residential care for children & young people aged 7-18 years with social, emotional and mental health needs. The home offers a model of care and education based on PACE and the House Model of Parenting, which is designed to provide an enriching and positive environment. This position focuses on developing independent life skills within a therapeutic care environment. 

As a Support Worker you will be involved exciting and rewarding things like: 

  • Contributing to the mentoring and education of children and young people who can display challenging behaviour.  
  • Encouraging the development of independent life skills within a therapeutic caring environment.  
  • Taking part in a range of activities which our children enjoy, this may include swimming, music, camping, rock climbing, horse riding, canoeing and day trips to local centres! 
  • Working with amazing children and playing your part in keeping them safe. 
  • Understanding the importance of being able to make a house feel like a home.  
  • Being part of an amazing team working together to achieve the best outcomes possible for our young people. 

This role is offered on a full time/permanent basis, working on a rolling shift pattern. This involves working a 2-day period (including sleep-ins and being on-call) followed by 4 days off work! 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. 

Desirable…. but not Essential 

Whilst we value the knowledge and understanding that experience and qualifications can bring we also know that some of our best people have come to us from unrelated backgrounds. These people already held our core values at heart, and with the dedication of our amazing in house training and development team, we have supported the rest! 

  • Previous experience of working with young people and/or adults with health/social care/educational needs  
  • A Level 3 qualification in childcare/social care  

Let us look after you! 

Looking after our employees is important to us, and whilst our culture is central to our identity, we also offer a great set of benefits to ensure we are striving to provide the best support to our employees available in the sector. 

  • Free Staff lotteries (including prizes such as £1000 holiday vouchers, weekends away, luxury hampers and vouchers
  • Holiday Accrual Scheme and additional Holiday Purchase (up to 5 days) 
  • Health Shield (Health cash plan) 
  • Employee Assistance Scheme (Application based emergency financial assistance for employees) 
  • Education Grant – (funding up to master’s level accreditation
  • Fair Pay Panel (The opportunity to showcase your hard work potentially resulting in 2 pay rises per year!) 
  • Wellbeing Initiatives - Team Building Days, Summer Festival, Wellbeing boxes 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 counselling service) 
  • Highstreet discount platform, Discounted Gym Membership 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Leadership Courses 
  • Free Parking 
  • Annual Staff Awards/ Long Service Awards 
  • Pension Scheme  
  • Eligibility for a Blue Light Card 
  • £1000 Refer a Friend Scheme 
  • £250 Refer a Foster Carer Scheme 

Find your happy place – we can’t wait to meet you! 

Apply today and be a PART of something amazing - We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities. 

Apply now