Waking Night Project worker
Hightown is a charitable housing association operating principally in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. We believe everyone should have a home and the support they need, so our aim is to build new homes and to provide excellent housing and support.
We currently manage over 7,500 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £90 million and a development programme that will deliver over 400 new affordable homes each year.
About the Role
FTC until March 2022
27 hours, 3 nights p/w -Monday, Thursday and Saturday nights
All shifts are 2pm-10pm on a rolling rota
We currently have a vacancy at Martin House,St Albans for a part time (27 hours per week) Waking Nigh Project Worker.Martin House provides 24 hours supported housing for up to 20 vulnerable homeless men (aged over 25 years) requiring a high level of housing related support.
The Waking Night Worker will work as part of a team to provide a service that meets and responds to the individual needs of our service users. They will take responsibility for staying awake throughout the night to ensure the safety and security of the service, responding appropriately to needs and emergencies and seek support/ guidance from the on call person or other professionals and agencies as required.
The post holder will undertake household and administration tasks throughout the night as detailed. Ensuring the security of the service is paramount, including service users, the building and all contents.
Ideally you should have sector experience however, we provide a structured induction and comprehensive training to support you with your role and you will have the opportunity to gain an accredited vocational qualification.
We are looking for passionate people who with a `can-do` attitude who are driven by the desire to make a difference and who have the ability to recognise the wishes and needs of vulnerable adults and communicate effectively using different methods according to people`s needs.
We are looking for someone who can:
Positively engage with and sustain appropriate relationships with individuals who are often unwilling to engage with services
Flexible approach when dealing with single people with support needs
Work on own initiative and as a part of a team
Act calmly and respond professionally in stressful and difficult situations
We require you to hold a full UK Drivers licence and have access to your own vechile
In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a benefits package which includes:
Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year, including statutory bank holidays, rising to 35 days with service
£15,501pa for a 27 hour a week contract
Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
Monthly attendance bonus on top of your basic salary
Annual salary and cost of living review
Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
Ongoing professional development and support to deliver outstanding support
Workplace pension scheme and life assurance of three times your annual salary
Refer-a-friend scheme: Earn a £130 bonus for each friend you refer to work for us
Access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use at work
Access to COVID-19 vaccinations
Friendly and supportive team environment
Employee assistance helpline
Mileage paid for car usage
Fully paid DBS
Closing Date: Tueday 29th June 2021
Interview Date: Tuesday 13th July 2021
We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable Applications.
If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please download the job description and click apply below.
Appointment to this position will be subject to satisfactory right to work, enhanced DBS, reference and medical checks.
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