Night Support Worker | Depaulcharity

Depaul helps people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

Night Support Worker

Job titleJob reference number
Night Support Worker0317.NSW.OYPP
SalaryHours per week
£17,200pa37.5
Contract typeLocation
PermanentOldham

Depaul UK helps people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a special focus on young people.

We are a homelessness charity with the largest network of emergency accommodation for young people in the UK, making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people each year. We are unique, innovative and very passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local communities.

You will have a vital role to play in helping us achieve our mission of offering homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfil their potential and move towards an independent and positive future.

Since we started in 1989, we have helped more than 63,000 young people. To find out more about the work we do visit our website or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/depauluk

We require a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our team to provide seamless and cohesive support to some of the highest need young people in the Oldham area. You will be responsible for responding to the needs of the young people and the service, complementing the support of day time staff. You will do this under the direction, guidance and support of the Senior Progression Coach.

The young people will require support to overcome multiple barriers to secure stable accommodation and meaningful employment, training and education. You will ensure the accommodation is properly maintained and assist the young people in sustaining their tenancy. You will also support with daily housekeeping duties across the pathway. The role of the Night Support Worker is pivotal to the successful delivery of this service as you are the key contact with the young people at night time when they often find themselves lonely and isolated.

The role will involve carrying out Depaul UK’s commitment to deliver successfully the contracted outcomes. The scope of the role will involve the following skills and responsibilities:

  • Sound decision-making process
  • Leadership skills
  • Accountable and responsible within own practice
  • Being a reflective practitioner
  • Committed to self-development

About the Project: We are commissioned by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council to provide accommodation and housing-related support for young people aged from 16 to 25 in various types of accommodation, from a 24-hour staffed project; dispersed properties, to supported lodgings with a host family.  We work closely with voluntary and statutory agencies in Oldham to meet the needs of the young people in the most effective and appropriate way. 

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Significant experience of working with service users in the homelessness sector
  • A broad understanding and knowledge of the benefit system and of the services available to homeless people in the area
  • Ability to use logical processes for solving problems and making decisions, with particular focus on Risk Assessment and Safeguarding

In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, five weeks' annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to six weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.

Depaul strives to be equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting recruitment@depaulcharity.org.uk or 0207 939 1250.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.

Closing date: 27th March 2017 at midday

Interview date: TBC

Please note, we do not accept CVs and we kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies.

Nightstop UK

Nightstop helps homeless young people find a safe place to stay, one night at a time.

Communities and charities run Nightstops in 33 locations around the UK - giving nearly 1,700 young people a bed for the night in 2014 alone.

Depaul UK coordinates the Nightstop Network and runs Nightstops in London, the North East, the North West and Cumbria.

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