Waking Night Worker

Waking Night Worker

Waking Night Worker – Penny Wade House Hostel
(Part-Time, Permanent)
30 hours per week
£18,635 per annum

About Us

We are SPEAR, a charity dedicated to helping homeless people in South and West London find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future. For 30 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to support homeless people to recover from their personal issues and break down the barriers that they face. We recognise that homelessness is much more than just a housing issue, so we provide a range of accommodation and support services to help people reach their full potential.

We’re now looking for a Waking Night Worker to join our Richmond Team on a part-time, permanent basis.

The Benefits

Health & Wellbeing –

– 24-hour access to confidential counselling services (EAP)
– Free wellbeing sessions
– Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
– A pension scheme after three months of service
– Yearly eye care vouchers

Work life balance –

– 34 days’ holiday, increasing with length of service
– Flexible working
– Free moving house day

Travel –

– Cycle to work
– An interest-free travel loan
– Free parking (at some sites)

This is a superb opportunity for an individual with drive, focus and a desire to work within our outstanding charity to help us to combat homelessness. You’ll discover a passionate, supportive environment where the entire team are working toward the same goals and are dedicated to making positive change and producing great results.

The Role

In this role as a Waking Night Worker, you will be responsible and accountable for provision of hostel-based services in the London Borough of Richmond.

About You 

To be considered for the role of Waking Night Worker, you will have:

– Relevant recent experience, either paid or voluntary, working with homeless people or rough sleepers, or people with mental health and/or substance misuse
– Knowledge of the issues affecting single homeless people
– The ability to work with clients who may display challenging behaviour
– The ability to work within a team and on your own initiative
– The ability to represent SPEAR appropriately in all situations and to work professionally with external agencies
– An understanding of, and commitment to, confidentiality and professional boundaries
– An understanding of, and commitment to, Equal Opportunities
– An understanding of Health and Safety and an ability to manage the associated requirements, practically and professionally
– Effective numerical skills and good communication skills, both written and verbal
– The ability to keep accurate records of work
– The availability to work nights on a pre-arranged shift rota pattern including weekends
– The availability to work outside of night shifts on occasion (e.g. to attend team meetings, supervision sessions, training)
– The availability to work flexibly in response to changing organisational requirements

Please note, this position is a waking night shift providing cover for our Single Persons Homeless Hostel.

For further and more detailed information on the role and person specification, please review the Job Description by selecting the apply button shown.

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