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Residential Support Worker

Posted 27 October by Fair Ways
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£24,518 - £25,239 per annum
Brecon , Powys
Permanent, full-time
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About our Organisation:



At Fair Ways we believe in making a difference through passionate care, support and education. Together we aim to build an institution that makes a difference to society and leaves a legacy greater than ourselves and our contributions. Our values sit at the heart of everything we do; we measure our wealth by the difference we make, rather than the profit we make.


About our exciting Opportunity:


Fair Ways are extremely excited to have opened an additional residential children’s home in Brecon Beacons National Park. Over time our 2 homes will accommodate up to 5 children aged between 11 and 18 and the focus will be to provide an enriching and positive environment ensuring we prepare the children in our care to move onto safe and nurturing foster care placements which will be achieved through early intervention. You will be working on a rota basis; Day 1: 9.00 to 23.00 with a sleep in, Day 2: 7.30 to 23.00 with a sleep in, Day 3: 7.30 to 10.00, Day 4 to 6 off.


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.


About our Specialist Service’s:


Working as a Residential Support Worker, you will work under an experienced management team in the mentoring and educating of children who can display challenging behaviour.



  • Birch Grove - Situated in the Brecon Beacons, this home is ideally placed to provide outdoor activities and offer some distance from community distractions that have proved to be disrupting factors in some placements.
  • Ty Ros – Also situated in the Brecon Beacons Ty Rhos is Fair Ways Crisis Intervention home, focussing on building a platform to create lasting relationships and look at pro-social coping skills to assist transition back into the community.

Basic Job Responsibilities:



  • As part of our team, you will deliver the highest standards of care, protection and support to our young people.
  • Working as part of the team you will be part of internal and external training, team meetings and the planning and decision-making process’s within the home.
  • Managing challenging behaviour resulting from complex needs
  • Recognising when it is necessary to intervene using positive handling strategies, in order to ensure the safety of our young people and colleagues.
  • Contributing to the monitoring of good practice within the home and ensuring safe working practices.
  • Interacting with the children and young people and managing complex behaviour;
  • Key working (positive role modelling and guiding);
  • Recording and reporting appropriately using the correct systems to escalate safeguarding concerns.
  • Cleaning, cooking, maintaining the home and being involved in lots of exciting adventures and activities and much much more!

Applicants will ideally possess the following personal skills:



  • Applicants will need to be passionate about working with children and keeping them safe.
  • Have an understanding of some therapeutic approaches and recognise the need to make a house feel like a home.
  • Be methodical, reliable, and proactive and possess good communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work as part of a team and effectively alone when required.
  • Have a positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Applicants will need to be able to undertake positive role modelling and guidance.
  • A Level 3 QCF in Children & Young People’s workforce is required, or the willingness to work towards this.

About our Rewards:


Fair Ways offer a selection of fantastic rewards for our staff including:  Employee Assistance Programme, Health Care Scheme*, Additional Holiday Purchase Scheme*, Service based additional annual Leave accrual, Bespoke training department, Education Grant Scheme*, Future Leaders Programme*, Staff Lottery


*Subject to qualifying period


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



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