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Night Hostel Worker - Coity Road Projects

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Bridgend
Salary description:
£16, 832 per annum
Posted:
21/09/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
799NHW


Night Hostel Worker - Coity Road Projects

Reports To: Assistant & Projects Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: Bridgend

Salary: £16, 832 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week as per rota including nights and weekends

Closing Date: 26 Sep 2018 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

The project operates across Bridgend working with single homeless people over the age of 18.  The service provides residential support with the aim of meeting individuals’ needs, which promote independence and lead to a sustainable move-on.  The projects are funded through the Supporting People Programme Grant and is required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are:

  • Promoting Personal and Community Safety
  • Promoting Independence and Control
  • Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

To provide a proactive night time presence within Bridgend residential projects to promote quiet and peaceful occupation of its residents/visitors. To respond to disturbances, emergencies and other housing management functions according to procedure and provide ad-hoc support to residents in response to demand. To assist with the organisations lone working and arrangement of out of hours resources.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of COSHH requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of how complex needs, such as substance misuse and mental health, can affect individuals and their vulnerability.
  • Basic knowledge of how your personal life can affect your own performance and attendance.
  • An understanding of the need for professional boundaries.

Experience

  • Experience of and confident to lone work.
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people.
  • Experience of housing related support or homelessness (this can be from a personal perspective).
  • Experience of recording your work in paper or digital systems is desirable.
  • Experience of engaging with diverse people in a non-judgemental way.
  • Experience of dealing with challenging situations.
  • Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Outlook to a basic level.

Other

  • Driving licence and access to appropriate vehicle is essential.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Interview date: 5th October 2018

Induction details: New starters at The Wallich will be required to complete a 5 day Induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment.

 To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
26/09/2018

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