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Support Worker (Night Shifts)

Job Details
  • 4926
  • North Wales Housing
  • Bangor (Gwynedd)
  • Permanent, Part Time
  • Salaried role with pay equivalent to £9.90 p/hr + benefits

Support Worker (2 x 12 hour night shifts per week)

Rewarding opportunity to support vulnerable people within one of our hostels, for a compassionate individual with either NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care, and / or experience gained within a care / support environment, and / or extensive knowledge of support needs related to homelessness.

Our Organisation

North Wales Housing provides homes and delivers services to over 2,700 households across North Wales. Our team of around 170 individuals mean a lot to us. We’re proud to say that we’re Gold Standard Investors in People, testament to our desire to care for our colleagues. Our People Strategy focuses on creating an environment where our people are proud to work at a place they want to be, supported to achieve their potential, give their best, and feel valued for their contribution.

Our Pendinas Hostel in Bangor provides temporary supported housing accommodation to eight vulnerable homeless people, adopting a person-centred approach to help empower vulnerable people to develop independent living skills.

The Role – Support Worker (Night Shifts)

You will work alone to ensure the safety of Pendinas Hostel and its residents during the night time hours, responding to any incidents or emergences as and when they occur. Your duties will include:

  • Carrying out regular security and fire safety checks of the building throughout the night, at least hourly
  • Engaging with residents throughout the night as requested, safeguarding their physical and emotional health and wellbeing
  • Responding to any incidents, and keeping accurate resident records as required including handover files, shift records etc.
  • Reporting to the daytime staff at handover
  • Attending meetings in daytime hours with notice e.g. Teams meetings, training etc.

The Package

  • Permanent contract, working 2 x 12 hour shifts on a Friday and Saturday  
  • Salaried role with pay equivalent to £9.90 per hour
  • Benefits platform with savings on groceries, high-street shopping, new tech, holidays etc.
  • Further studies support and career development opportunities
  • Employee health assistance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Minimum of 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Our Requirements – Support Worker (Nights)

You must have either:

  • Experience gained within a care / support environment or similar and / or
  • An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care and / or
  • Extensive knowledge of support needs related to homelessness

You must also have:

  • A willingness to improve Welsh language skills so that you are comfortable with everyday conversations (if not already)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • An awareness of the support needs of vulnerable people with the ability to work alone with confidence and good judgement
  • A non-judgemental and supportive approach, with ability to handle highly confidential situations in professional manner
  • An ability to understand and stay within professional boundaries
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
To read this advert in Welsh, please click here

All applications for this Support Worker (Nights) role are to be submitted online.

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