Support Worker

Southampton, Hampshire
Competitive salary dependant on experience
24 Aug 2018
16 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent, Temporary

Fair Ways has multiple opportunities available for Community Outreach Support Workers to work in partnership with families and carers of service users in achieving the aims and objectives of care-plans/in house placements across Southampton. We have multiple contracts available including full time, part time, zero hours and waking nights.

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. We have recently been awarded Third Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For in the Sunday Times Awards.


  • Completing daily contact sheets as well as promoting and safeguarding our Service Users welfare.
  • Support and assist service users with personal care tasks where necessary and be proactive in planning and carrying out fun activities in the community.
  • Recognise the need to intervene whilst managing challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs.
  • Observe, assess and monitor Service User’s health development and emotional well-being.
  • Regularly review and update Risk Assessments and Care Plans in line with the needs of the service user.
  • Attend team meetings, partake in handovers and provide positive and informative critique.

About you:

  • You need to be someone who cares, who wants to make a difference and is a reliable individual.
  • Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with children, young people and/or adults with both learning and physical disabilities, including autism however this is not essential as full training will be provided.
  • Holding a Level 2/3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent is desirable, but not essential.
  • They will also have the ability to advocate for Service Users and enable them to advocate for themselves.
  • 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.


Fair Ways places importance on valuing staff and recognising the key role staff play in the organisation and 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.
  • 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 and well as auto-enrollment into our Pension scheme




Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.


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