Waking Night Worker
Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.
Turning Tides has an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to embark on a new role, initially within our Lyndhurst Road Project as a Waking Night Worker with scope to move across our organisation as the role progresses.
A local housing developer in Worthing has given us the temporary use of a building for up to five years: this building provides 34 rooms in six self-contained maisonettes for local residents with an assessed need for housing. The accommodation has a staff controlled central entrance and a minimum of two staff on duty 24/7 in order to ensure it is fully safe and well managed. We work with the local Council, Developers and other partners to develop more housing options and replacement provision at the end of the five-year term. There is also space on this site for offices for multi-agency staff from the local council, Turning Tides and other agencies.
We are looking to recruit a motivated and dedicated individual to join our Waking Night Team based within this accommodation service.
The Waking Night team consists of a minimum of two workers on site each night and will be responsible for providing support and to safeguard our clients, including dealing with emergencies. You will be required to undertake regular building patrols through the building and monitoring through the CCTV system. You will also have responsibility for maintaining a full and accurate log of events and reporting on incidents and any maintenance issues.
The role will require you to work three or four night shifts per week starting at 10pm and finishing at 8.30am, as part of a 24/7 service, including some weekends. You will have good communication skills and an awareness of the issues that affect homeless individuals. You will be passionate about working for a charity that is striving for communities without homelessness.
We offer a range of benefits including 25 days annual leave rising annually up to 28 days. We are committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Basic IT Skills and in particular Microsoft Outlook and Excel are a must.
A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.
To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.
You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we do not accept CV’s.
Closing date for applications: Friday 07 May 2021
Interview date: TBC
No agencies please.
Turning Tides aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.
We are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.
Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.
Waking Night Worker
Waking Night Shift: 10pm- 8.30am