Waking Night Support Worker

Project: Shore House

Location: Brighton

Reference Number: 792

Hours per Week: 37

Salary: £24,547 plus ASHE Enhancement £2,312

Job Description

Shore House are accepting CVs and conducting rolling recruitment for this vacancy.

Waking Night Support Worker

We are seeking Waking Night Support Workers to work with a wonderful charity combating homelessness, poverty, and marginalisation across East Sussex.

Position: Waking Night Support Worker
Location: Brighton (Kemptown)
Salary: £24,547 plus ASHE Enhancement £2,312
Hours: 37 hours per week (average of a 2-week rolling rota, comprised of waking night shifts on weeknights and weekends).  Shifts are usually between 10 pm-8.35 am.

Closing Date: Rolling recruitment & interviews

Application: Apply for this role via CV application – reference 792

About the role:

As Waking Night Support Worker, you will be working for a people-led organisation whose mission is ‘combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change.

You will also be:

  • Collaborating with clients to meet client needs by providing an empathetic and responsive person-centered approach
  • Complete comprehensive risk assessments and support plans, reviewing and updating them as appropriate
  • Work with services and professionals within Sussex
  • Deliver support using a range of methods to ensure clients feel safe and secure and are treated with dignity and respect
  • Forge partnerships with clients to deliver an empowering, positive, non-judgmental, and recovery-focused approach
  • Support clients to engage in meaningful support – 1:1 or group throughout the night
  • Administer medication to clients in accordance with policy and procedure (training is provided)
  • Attend training, development, and supervision meetings as required
  • Remain awake throughout the duration of the shift, including reset breaks.
  • To use the Service’s manual and computerised systems consistently and to a high standard

About you:

To be successful in the role of Waking Night Support Worker you will have:

  • Experience in providing emotional and practical support for at-risk adults who have complex needs
  • Experience in collaborative multi-agency working
  • Experience in crisis management and safety planning
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues in relation to adults
  • Knowledge of associated support needs for individuals experiencing mental health and substance misuse difficulties
  • Ability to respond calmly and practically to incidents and write clear case notes and incident reports
  • Competent use of Microsoft software packages especially Word and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate clearly with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritise workloads
  • Professional approach and attitude to supporting clients

In return:

In recognition of their commitment to staff, the charity has been awarded Gold Accreditation from Investors in People. They are also signed up to the Disability Confident employer scheme and have made the Mental Health at Work commitment. 

You will also receive a fantastic benefits package including:

  • 5.5% stakeholder pension scheme and life assurance scheme
  • Medical cash plan with Medicash
  • Free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work-related concerns
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Free new starter 30-day Brighton bus pass
  • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 days per annum pro rata, rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 32 days pro rata
  • The opportunity to participate in well-being and fundraising activities throughout the year

BHT Sussex is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment process that fully complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to encouraging equality, inclusion, and diversity within the workplace.

How to Apply: 

Step 1: Read the Job Description & Person Specification
Step 2: Attach your CV to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
Step 3: Send your email to jobs@bht.org.uk

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