Watford, Hertfordshire
£9.31 per hour
Temporary, Full-time
Job description
Waking Night Support Worker - Watford Winter Shelter (Contract)
Watford, Hertfordshire

About Us

New Hope is a charity that exists to support individuals who are homeless or in vulnerable housing. Providing accommodation as well as group and one-to-one support, we seek to transform and rebuild damaged lives. Founded upon Christian values, we support those of any faith. Our accommodation can sleep up to 66 people every night across three buildings and we are fortunate enough to be able to help over 500 people each year.

We are now looking for a Waking Night Support Worker to join our team for a four month contract. 

Your Rewards

- Salary of £9.31 per hour
- The chance to help combat homelessness in Watford
- Develop vital skills and valuable experience

If you are passionate, caring and responsive to people’s needs, this is an outstanding chance to get involved with a charity that is making a real difference and positively impacting homelessness.

We’ll provide you with amazing training to equip you with the skills you need to make a success of your support career and development opportunities after that to ensure you remain engaged and can operate at the forefront of the care sector.

When you join our team, you will be giving back to the people of Watford and the Home Counties. You’ll be forging a career that is making a difference and doing good and most importantly, you’ll be changing lives.

Your Role

As a Waking Night Support Worker, you will be tasked with the smooth running of Watford Winter Shelter, providing an efficient and effective service and a safe, welcoming environment to users.

Specifically, your role will involve:

- Staying awake throughout the night and being available to support service users and answer queries
- Providing face-to-face contact with service users
- Maintaining a state of awareness of the wellbeing and welfare of users
- Resolving difficult and potentially confrontational situations to be averted, or quickly resolved
- Assisting in the general running of the Watford Winter Shelter
- Undertaking reception, building security and some cleaning duties
- Updating the Service User Database (SUD) with alerts, incidents and contacts
- Dealing with accommodation enquiries over the phone
- Taking referrals and allocating vacancies

About You

Although no experience is required, to be considered as a Waking Night Support Worker, you will need:

- The ability to work our shift patterns (between 20:00 – 8:00)
- Good written and verbal communication skills 
- The ability to remain calm under pressure

Experience of supporting individuals with drug, alcohol and mental health issues would be beneficial, as would knowledge of the homelessness sector. 

Other organisations may call this role Night Support Worker, Homelessness Worker, Care Worker, Social Care Worker, Social Care Assistant, Outreach Worker, Homelessness Support Worker, or Accommodation Support Worker.

Shifts are between the hours of 20:00 – 8:00. 

Webrecruit and New Hope are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are ready to start combatting homelessness in Watford as a Waking Night Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Posted on: 15 November 2019
Closed date: 13 December 2019
Job ref: HKUXU2712/GW-RD
Tags: Support Worker