Support Assistant (Nights) - Bedford - Full time & Part-time

Salary £8.21 per hour
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Job Advert Description

Are you caring and compassionate and looking to make a difference to people’s lives? Then you should join our team at One Housing!

We are looking for motivated, flexible and committed Support Assistants to cover night shifts in our new service in Bedford.  We support people with a variety of complex needs including mental health, alcohol and drug dependency, physical and learning disability, younger and elderly people, offenders and victims of domestic violence.   We also specialise in supporting those that are homeless and young parents. 

The Role

This exciting and challenging new role is situated within our new purpose built 24hr Homelessness and complex needs service which opened earlier this year.  You will be working on a rota basis, covering 2-4 nights per week across 7 days. Each shift will be 12 hours, starting at 8:30PM until 8:30AM.

Waking night staff will be responsible for providing a waking presence ensuring that residents are safe, secure and supported and available to residents at all times where needed and that scheduled tasks are completed to a high standard. You will also need to ensure the Project is secure by regular patrols throughout the night, monitoring of external doors and access to and from the building.

About You

You will ideally have:

  • Experience (personal or professional) of working with one of the following client groups; mental health, younger people, older people, substance misuse, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities, domestic violence, homelessness, young parents
  • The ability to engage with clients’ and ensure they are safe, secure and feel supported at all times when required
  • A well-organised approach, team ethos and good communication skills
  • Basic office IT skills
  • The ability to work on a rota basis over 7 days
  • A passion for providing support to others

What we can offer you

  • Hourly rate of £8.21 per hour
  • Contributary Pension Scheme
  • Fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge within the care industry
  • Recommend a Friend Incentive
  • Health and dental cover and eye care vouchers
  • A host of other benefits, including a Cycle to Work scheme and discounts at major retailers and high street stores
  • Opportunities to progress your career within One Housing

About Us

One Housing helps people to live better by providing high quality homes and care across London and the South East. We manage approximately 16,000 homes and have plans to build 3,500 more by 2020. We also care for over 11,000 people to help them live independently.

We work hard to make a positive difference to our residents’ lives by promoting aspiration, independence and well-being through a range of training and support services.

We are delighted to join g15 and play our full part in helping to address the housing crisis in London.

One Housing values the diversity of our workforce and we welcome job applications from all parts of the communities which we serve.

If this role excites you and you feel you meet the above criteria, please apply now!