We work to prevent youth homelessness across Sussex and Surrey and provide a home to 763 young people every night. We reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through our other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation, and youth work, so that all young people can belong , contribute and thrive . You can hear our inspiring .
We are looking for a permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week) Mobile Night Support Worker to provide mobile support to our teams in high support 24-hour projects as well as medium support and transitional housing units. You will ensure that our properties are safe, secure, and welcoming through the night. You will support our night support workers across Brighton & Hove and Worthing and carry out mobile duties. These duties will include conducting regular and routine checks of unstaffed supported housing projects for young people, including communal areas, gardens, and the exterior of properties.
You will work alongside other project support staff to maximise the wellbeing of residents by completing 1 to 1 interventions with young people who may be experiencing poor mental health and/or who need medical assistance. You will also upkeep and monitor records to ensure a smooth transition between shifts, including recording all incidents, safeguarding issues and informing the team appropriately. In addition, you will work to prevent any anti-social behaviour from impacting our neighbours and other residents.
The expected working pattern is four nights on and four nights off across seven days. This includes weekdays and weekends. The shifts are 8pm-7am. You will be based on site across Brighton & Hove and Worthing.
Who You Are
We are recruiting a Mobile Night Support Worker who is experienced in and/or passionate about working directly with young people aged 16-25. The successful candidate will be able to engage and relate well to this age group and will have a good understanding of the key risks, challenges, and opportunities for young people with lived experience of homelessness. You will be a confident, capable communicator with the ability to successfully manage challenging situations whilst remaining calm and solution focused. You will be motivated and resilient, being able to use a range of methods for persuasion and achieving positive outcomes with young people. You must also be able to make proportionate decisions and be confident working with minimal supervision. In addition, you will be proactive in your thinking, with an ability to manage lots of tasks at the same time and keep appropriate records.
We know that there are great candidates who will not fit everything we have described above, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.
You must hold a current driving license and be able to drive.
If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact
The closing date for this role is midnight on 2 October 2022. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.
Candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK
YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
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 via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
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