Bournemouth, Dorset
Yeovil, Somerset
Exeter, Devon
Plymouth, Plymouth
Permanent, Part-time, Temporary, Full-time
Job description

We are currently looking for new people to join our organisation who share our commitment and values in supporting and caring for individuals who are homeless, have some form of addiction, have mental health issues or are a victim of domestic abuse.

We offer a 24/7 service to our customers through the offer of temporary/short/long term accommodation and support them whilst they find their way forward to leading independent, fulfilled lives.

We need Night Workers to provide different levels of practical support to our customers in supported accommodation. Each one houses people with different needs and Night Workers will carry out various tasks during their shift ranging from time spent listening to people who need to talk and doing regular welfare checks to carrying out regular inspections to ensure the health, safety and security of the building.

  • Are you dis-enchanted with your current work and looking for a new career direction?
  • Do you want job satisfaction and make a real difference to peoples’ lives?
  • Would you like to get involved in providing practical support to people who are genuinely in need of help and a safe and secure place to live?
  • Do you want to work for an organisation who genuinely support their staff?

If the answer is YES to one or more of the above, working at BCHA as a Night Worker could be the right job for you. The chance to find real value in the work you do, working closely with other enthusiastic, like-minded people who genuinely care about providing support to people who are in need. We offer full training and support to everyone.

If you are interested in working for us as a Night Worker, please put your application in as soon as possible to secure an interview for these very rewarding roles. We will be offering interviews to best applicants on a continual basis from now and into the New Year. You can talk to one of our managers to find out more detail about the job.

Night Workers will work 4 nights on/4 nights off (10pm – 8am Mon – Friday) and (8pm to 8am Saturday and Sunday). You may be lone working or working alongside one other person. We do have a Night Response team in place to provide essential support to lone workers.

Average working week is 37.5 hours (we would also consider part time hours), minimum hourly rate - £10, 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, effective induction/on boarding, full support and supervision from managers and extensive training given to build up your skills and experience. There is always the potential to earn more money through overtime to cover other shifts.

  • you have a positive can do attitude;
  • you want the opportunity to work with people and make a difference;
  • you want to learn and develop your understanding and skills in this sector;
  • you are already a night worker but want or need a change of environment;
  • you are a student needing some direct work experience to support your learning;
  • you have similar life experience and now want to give back to others;
  • you have completed a college course and are looking to start your career;
  • you are a volunteer or relief worker looking to step into full time permanent work

To be successful in this role you will need to:

  • be a resilient, confident, calm, practical & pragmatic person;
  • be able to deal with different and sometimes complex situations;
  • be kind, generous, empathic and non-judgemental;
  • be a good listener, open and honest, with good communication and written skills;
  • have a proactive approach, be well organised with good computer & admin skills;
  • be able to build good working/professional relationships;
  • be self-motivated and able to manage your own workload;
  • be flexible and adaptable to take on a variety of tasks and responsibilities;
  • enjoy learning and developing your skills, knowledge and experience

You can add real value as part of a small team of professionals who build positive, trusting and respectful relationships with our customers who are preparing to move forward towards independence.

BCHA Safer Recruitment: Safeguarding children and adults is our first priority and we will ensure we follow safer recruitment procedures.

As an employer, we will do everything possible to prevent unsuitable people obtaining employment with BCHA. Our overall aim is to ‘deter unsuitable applicants from applying for roles with vulnerable groups’, and we will ensure that all candidates are treated fairly, consistently and in compliance with current legislation.

BCHA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Posted on: 07 December 2021
Closed date: 06 January 2022
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker