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Hostel Worker - Nights

Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
South Wales
Salary description:
£16, 913– £17, 959 per annum
Start Date:
Taff Housing
Job Ref:

Project Assistant - Nights
Located in our Support Housing Project in Cardiff

31.5 hours on average a week

£16,913– £17,959 per annum

Closing Date: Monday 10th December 2018 at 9am

Interview Date: Friday 14th December 2018

Do you believe that every young person, however difficult their behaviour, deserves a chance?
Do you think that the most important thing you can give a young person is hope?
Can you make a young person feel that they matter?

If you’ve answered yes to the above we want you to read on.

At Ty Seren we work with the most important people in the world – the next generation. For many of them, the world has been a harsh, unloving place that has hurt them. Sometimes they are sad, angry, confused or afraid. Sometimes they turn those feelings on themselves. Sometimes they turn them on others. They’re also bright, funny, loving and great to be around. They may not always believe that because some have never been told. At Ty Seren we tell them. With us they know they matter. We’re proud to be part of helping them build a better, brighter world for themselves.

Challenging?  Yes

Exhausting? Sometimes

Worth it? Definitely!

We’re looking for a Project Assistant to join our team.

Duties include:

  • Ensuring the security of the hostel
  • Responding to any emergencies or crisis
  • Providing emotional support to residents as required
  • Carrying out cleaning duties
  • Lone working at times

Essential Experience

  • Experience of contact with young people
  • Experience of working in a night role and/or security role

Desirable Experience

  • Cleaning work
  • Working in a care or support environment

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Aptitude

  • The ability to work on own initiative, as well as part of a team
  • The ability to maintain good relations with young people.
  • An understanding and the ability to respect confidentiality
  • An understanding of Health and Safety Issues
  • Ability to provide an excellent standard of service
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to respond in a calm and composed manner
  • Basic awareness of Health and Safety issues
  • Willingness and ability to follow policies and procedures
  • Building and sustaining professional relationships (client and colleagues)
  • Willingness and ability to work unsociable hours on an ongoing basis

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Aptitude

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to communicate in Welsh

Essential Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to the Associations values and equal opportunities

Desirable Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to the Associations values and equal opportunities

Essential Diversity

  • Demonstrate and respond to the diverse requirements and needs of individuals
  • To encourage individuals to value diversity and challenge behaviour which undermines the ethos of equality

If you think you could help us build a therapeutic community where every young person has the chance to be the best they can be, we’d like to hear from you. Go on, be part of something amazing!

If you have questions about the vacancy or Ty Seren and would like to talk to someone contact Sally Evans on 029 20 497379

If you are interested in the above position please click ‘HERE’ or via the Apply Now button below and you will be redirected to the Taff Housing Website.

No Agency Calls Please

Company Description

Taff was established in 1975 to purchase and refurbish inner city homes that had fallen into poor condition.

Today it is a successful community based Housing Association with over 1500 homes in the Canton, Fairwater, Grangetown, Riverside and Butetown areas of Cardiff, as well as specialist supported housing projects for young women in Roath and Canton. Our Head Office, Alexandra House, is located in Canton, within easy reach for our Tenants. Taff is one of the best performing Housing Associations in Wales.
In addition to our landlord role, we are major support providers, having secured contracts from a number of local authorities in South East Wales. Taff is committed to equality of opportunity, and is keen to promote diversity in employment and service delivery.

Our strengths include specialist housing and support for BME communities, working with young women and their babies, family support, floating support for older people, and high level ‘forensic’ support. The Association has a commitment to excellence and to customer involvement, which has contributed to winning several awards and receiving the best Housing Association report in Wales from the Wales Audit Office.

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