Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Waking Night Support Worker

A large housing association in Essex are recruiting for a Waking Night Support Worker to provide a housing support service within one of their homeless foyers in Romford, on an ongoing ad-hoc basis.

The Service

The service this role is based in offers a range of support through an individually tailored support plan to meet individual needs as the young people move towards social and economic independence.

Some examples of support provided:

  • Advocacy and advice on welfare benefits and housing benefit.

  • Budgeting and maximising income

  • Independent living and tenancy management skills

  • Health and wellbeing issues

  • Access to education, training and employment

  • Life skills such as cooking skills, healthy eating, cleaning/flat

  • Maintenance

  • Motivational and Confidence building skills

  • Move on and resettlement

The scheme consists of 15 one bedroom flats.

All the flats are fully furnished with access to a communal lounge.

Each resident has a dedicated support worker.

It is a condition of residency that residents sign up to and participate in a support plan and engage in accessing education, training or employment.

The Role

The focus of this Waking Night Support Worker role is to deliver support to young people (16-25) living in a specialist unit of semi-independent accommodation.

You will be expected to provide practical and emotional support to all of our residents throughout the period of your time of site and will ensure that all Health and Safety procedures are followed.

Tasks will include:

  • Engage with residents throughout shift, logging any contact notes as required

  • Conducting walkaround Health and Safety checks.

    Ensuring all areas are clean and safe and logging any repairs

  • You will receive a debrief of the site and any additional information required during the handover with a member of the current staff team

Please note that all overnight shifts are “waking nights” for the duration of your time on site.

The Candidate

To be considered for this Waking Night Support Worker role you will the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience providing housing related support to those at risk of homelessness

  • Good knowledge of housing benefits system and tenancy sustainment

  • Ability to work unsociable hours at short notice

Due to the nature of clients you will be supporting in this role, you will require an enhanced DBS.

The Contract

This is an ongoing contract, working on an ad-hoc shift basis, working 22:15 to 07:15 when required.

Referral Bonus

If this Waking Night Support Worker role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.

If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this Waking Night Support Worker role, please send your CV lee .

mc millan @ service care .

org .

uk or call me on 01 772 20 89 66 discuss the vacancy in more detail.

Also, if this Waking Night Support Worker role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region