THE ROLE - Full-time (37.5 hours per week) / Permanent / Job description and application pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website.
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you are able to support young people by providing a safe environment for them to feel safe and comfortable? Do you enjoy working in an environment where every shift is different to the next? Then this could be the role for you. You will be working as part of a night team at our Looked After Young People (LYP) Project where we provide supported accommodation to young people aged 16-25, including young people leaving care and unaccompanied asylum seeking children. You will love helping others by being on hand when they need you. Your primary role will be to keep our service and young people, safe. You will help to contribute to a great working environment, with a calm, yet assertive manner, being able to handle potentially difficult situations. In addition, you will complete health and safety checks, ensuring the service is clean and tidy and reporting any repairs. You will be lone working as part of the role, so you will need to be comfortable with decision making and following procedures.
Our Night Workers work on four nights on, four nights off rota. Although these are long shifts, you will get four days off after, which can provide a great work life balance.
ABOUT YOU - We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
Ideally you will have experience working with young people, those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs along with being able to demonstrate a real passion for wanting to work with young people. You will have an understanding of the needs of single homeless clients aged 16-25 and the ability to engage, motivate and inspire, with a strong commitment to changing the life of others for the better. You will already have clear verbal and written communication skills, good IT and keyboard skills and the ability to self-motivate. You will be proactive in you thinking, with the ability to manage lots of tasks at the same time and keep appropriate records. In addition, you will have the ability to de-escalate volatile situations and manage challenging behaviour appropriately.
If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please contact . Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at
CLOSING DATE - 24 November 2023 at midnight. We reserve the right to close this advert early if a successful candidate is found, so please submit your application as soon as possible.
Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK
An inclusive workplace - We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve. We particularly welcome applications from People of Colour and minoritised white communities, people who are LGBTQU+, and people with disabilities and neurodiversities because these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Accessibility - If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you are local to our Head Office in Hove, we can provide you with a paper copy of the job advert and application form. If you are not local, we can post these to your preferred address. If you require these documents in another format, please let us know.
For more information on our efforts to build an inclusive workplace, and how we can support you with your application, please see the application pack.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).