Salary: £24,555 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Friday 03 December 2021
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About the role
We are looking for a Mobile Night Worker to help us to provide safe, secure accommodation for young people aged 16 to 35, who have been, or are at risk, of homelessness.
You will assist in the provision of supported housing services which support young people to articulate and achieve their aspirations and ambitions and to acquire the skills they need to live independent and fulfilling lives, and keep projects safe, secure, quiet and welcoming throughout the night.
Working within the local area, you will carry out regular and routine checks of unstaffed supported housing projects for young people, including communal areas and the exterior of properties, to ensure they are as safe, secure, quiet and as welcoming as possible. When required, you will respond to calls from the on-call manager to carry out responsive checks when a report of an incident is received.
• Work proactively and effectively alongside young people to develop their assets and talents and to take responsibility for their own personal development.
• Identify, keep track of, and share appropriately, the needs and risks of young people to ensure they can keep themselves safe and that their personal development isn’t hindered.
• Routinely check unstaffed supported housing projects to ensure they are as safe, secure, quiet and welcoming as possible, and that noise and potential or actual anti-social behaviour is addressed promptly.
• Experienced in and/or passionate about working directly with young people aged 16-35 and able to engage and relate well to this age group
• A confident and capable communicator with the ability to engage, inspire, enhance learning and provoke thoughtful reflection.
• Able to inspire and work proactively with young people to develop their talents
• Understanding of the key risks, challenges and opportunities for young people
Expected work pattern: You will work a rota pattern four days on and four days off, to ensure cover throughout the night, and take responsibility for personal safety and safe service delivery during periods of lone working.
The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.