Do you have a passion for working with people and the ability to empathise with others?
About the role
St. Mungo’s Hither Green is home for 68 people in the Lewisham supported accommodation pathway for vulnerable adults. We are privileged to work with a diverse group of residents to identify and achieve their individual goals for their time living with us, hopefully leading to moving on to accommodation with a lower level of support after one to two years.
We are seeking a full time, permanent Night Worker to lead shifts at night. The focus of the role will be on building positive relationships with our residents and on keeping them and the service safe and compliant during overnight hours. The service has made vast improvements in quality of delivery in the last few years and we are looking for someone to join at an exciting, future focussed time when the whole team works towards our recent work plan objective: making Hither Green a place where no resident can ever feel bored.
What we’re looking for
The successful candidate will be able to communicate in a sensitive, assertive and nuanced manner that builds trust and effective working relationships with residents who are experiencing issues including substance and alcohol addiction, poor mental health, offending behaviour and histories of abuse.
You will also be strongly committed to upholding St. Mungo’s policies and the law in key areas such as safeguarding of vulnerable adults, and health and safety. We are seeking someone who is experienced in working with people and who understands the issues that homeless or other vulnerable adults face, through your paid or voluntary work or your own lived experience.
What we offer
Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
Pay and Other Benefits
St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on 3 June 2020
Interview and assessments on: 16 June 2020
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.