Night Support Worker - Crawley
YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP
Night Support Worker
37.5 hours per week
£21,752 per annum
We are recruiting a Night Support Worker to work alongside our wider housing team to support with the day-to-day operation of our residential accommodation project for young people aged sixteen to twenty-five. An understanding of the needs of, and challenges posed by, young single homeless people is required.
You will provide a reception service as well as routinely checking the whole project, and help to keep the project quiet, safe and secure throughout the night. You will need to monitor guests through signing in and out and refusing entry to anyone compromising the safety of the project or residents, and be able to provide an emergency response to young people in crisis.
You will need to be able to maintain accurate records of contact with residents, through recording onto a database, incident reporting forms, and safeguarding reporting
The position comes with excellent benefits, including training opportunities, 5.4 weeks annual leave (plus bank holiday entitlement), a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.
You must have experience working with young people, particularly those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs, and be able to de-escalate volatile situations and to manage challenging behaviour appropriately.
You should have the ability to engage, motivate, inspire and empower young people; and will be required to juggle tasks to ensure the safe running of the project and safeguarding of residents.
The role involves working on a 4 waking night shifts on, 4 waking shifts off rota pattern.
YMCA DownsLink Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Closing date for applications: Monday 20th September 2018 at 9.00am
Interviews date: To be confirmed
Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg.org/vacancies/, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Human Resources Department at 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE, tel. 01273 222595.