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Waking Night Worker

Location: Chesterfield
Hours: Average 41.25 hours per week on a rota of 3 on, 3 off
Salary: £18,125 per annum (£8.45ph) following a successful 6 months’ probationary period
Reference: 17/85

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We have a great opportunity for two Waking Night Workers within our Young Person’s Service in Chesterfield. The service, comprises of 5 self-contained units, offering supported accommodate to care leavers, 16 – 19 years old. Although this is a lone working role, you will have regular contact from other night workers across the region and access to on-call senior staff in the case of urgent concerns. The main purpose of the Waking Night Worker role is to ensure that both the residents and the property remain safe and secure out of normal support hours and to maintain accurate records, both manual and electronic.    There is scope to engage with residents and offer informal support to help them develop their skills towards independent living and to feel safe and respected within the property.  You will be required to occasionally deal with conflict or challenging behaviour.
To be successful in this role as a Waking Night Worker you will have an empathetic and confident approach to your work and the young people that live with us, understand the issues that some of our young people may be facing, and be good at establishing rapport.  You will be self-motivating with sound written and verbal communication skills and a commitment to achieve positive outcomes; possess good IT skills together with great organisational and time management abilities.

If you’re the kind of person who can relate to our values of “integrity and fairness, valuing the individual and striving for excellence” and can help others to help themselves, you’ll gain a great deal from working with us. In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes; starting salary of £17,129 rising to £18,125 after successful probation period; 33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 38 with 5 years’ service; 2 additional days’ holiday per year available based on attendance; Westfield Heath Cash Plan; Death in service policy; pension scheme; enhanced sick pay, maternity pay and paternity pay and child care vouchers.

As a values based organisation, all employees contribute to the maintenance and development of our values, culture and ethos helping to build a staff culture where every person feels empowered and valued. We have recently been re-awarded the Investors in People Silver award. Adullam was formed in 1972 and we are a not for profit organisation working in the community with vulnerable and excluded people from a diverse range of backgrounds providing support through a variety of high quality housing, support and advice services.

As an Equal Opportunities Association, we prefer to shortlist from completed application forms.  However, we will accept CVs only if accompanied with a detailed covering letter stating how you meet the role criteria.

The closing date is 9am, Wednesday 27th September 2017

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

At Adullam we celebrate diversity and offer opportunities for all – the only difference we see is the difference you can make.

Adullam Homes Housing Association Limited is a charitable Community Benefit Society registered with the Financial Conduct Authority   Register Number 20853R