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Mobile Night Support Worker

Salary: £24,975 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full time

Closing date: Monday 26 September 2022
Interview date: TBC

How to apply: Candidates should apply here: Mobile Night Support Worker in Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom | YMCA Careers (ymcadlg.org)

Who to contact if you have a query: For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please contact recruitment@ymcadlg.org. If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Becky.Harding@ymcadlg.org


Location: Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Earnings: £24,975 per annum


YMCA DLG stands together with children and young people who are at risk; keeping them safe, supporting their emotional wellbeing, and enabling them to belong, contribute and thrive in their local community.

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 belongcontribute and thrive. You can hear our inspiring Young People's Stories HERE

The Role

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 24-hour projects and to ensure that our transitional properties are safe, secure, and welcoming through the night. You will be based at Crawley Foyer and support the static night worker there during the night as well a undertaking your mobile duties. These duties 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 be provided with a van and personal protective equipment.

The expected working pattern is four nights on and four nights off. Shifts are 8pm-7am weekdays. Friday and Saturday nights 9pm-8am.

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. You 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. You will also be a well-rounded coach who can both challenge and support when appropriate who is also be able to inspire, enhance learning, provoke thoughtful reflection whilst working proactively with young people to develop their talents.

We are looking for a confident, capable communicator with the ability to successfully manage challenging situations whilst remaining calm and solution focused. You will be proactive in your thinking, with an ability to manage lots of tasks at the same time and keep appropriate records. You will also be motivated and resilient, being able to use a range of methods for persuasion and achieving positive results with young people.

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 are able to drive.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact Becky.Harding@ymcadlg.org

The closing date for this role is midnight on 26 September 2022. However, please note this is a rolling advert; applications may be reviewed regularly, and suitable applicants may be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. 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).

For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please contact recruitment@ymcadlg.org

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/175895/27338

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Crawley

  • Salary
  • £24,975 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 26/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • YMCA DownsLink Group

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37.5

  • Job type
  • Care - Children and Young People