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Relief Night Hostel Worker

  • Location:
    Preston (PR1)
  • Salary:
    £8.48 + benefits
  • Employment Type:
  • Closing Date:
    10 March 2019
Reporting Group:
  • PfP Living+

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We are looking for a flexible and customer-focused Relief Night Hostel Worker to join our team at Millbank Wellbeing Centre on where you will have the opportunity to build on your skills and knowledge and become a part of the Places for People Living+ team.

What your role will be

As a Night Hostel Worker you will maintain the cleanliness and fabric of the scheme whilst demonstrating a patient and tolerant attitude towards residents. In this role you will carry out regular safety checks on communal and external areas, identify necessary repairs in external areas and pass all relevant information onto the appropriate person and ensure all administration of safety checks is up to date.

You will carry out effective, regular cleaning of communal areas and void properties and provide nightly handover reports on relevant activity throughout your shift to other colleagues with in the project work team liaising with them to resolve problems of any nature at your work place.

With the opportunity to pick up work on an ad hoc basis you will cover shifts between 8pm-6:30am and 10pm – 8:30.

This post is subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Your background

To become our Night Hostel Worker you will have experience working with at-risk service users, ideally within homeless, recovery or mental health services coupled with an understanding of health and safety practices in the workplace. Ideally you will have some understanding of support planning, risk assessments and be able to evidence at interview your commitment to delivering excellent customer service. You will be prepared to get stuck in with various tasks from cleaning to security and fire safety.

Strong communication skills, the ability to prioritise your work load and an empathetic character are essential. You will have a person centred approach to the services we deliver. Finally, you will enjoy working as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate what a successful ‘team player’ looks like and where you meet this. It is essential that you can work effectively and safely on your own using your initiative as you will often work closely with a small team.

What we offer you

Recognised by Investors in People as a Gold Status employer, at Places for People we really do care about our employees. We know that when you feel valued and you enjoy your working environment, you perform better in your role and your overall morale and well-being improves. In this role you will receive an attractive rewards package that will include a comprehensive pension; generous holiday entitlement; childcare vouchers; high street discount vouchers; free counselling; free flu-jabs; opportunities to get loans, plus many other benefits including career development.

About us

Places for People Living+ provides a range of personalised accommodation, support and care services to help people with complex needs live independent, fulfilling lives. This means so much more than just a roof over their heads. Part of the Places for People Group, Living+ supports people in many ways, tailoring its services to meet their needs and helping them live independently in a place they can call home.

What's next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call the recruitment team on 01772 666555.

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

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Preston (PR1)
Millbank, Edmund Street, Preston, Lancs, United Kingdom, PR1 1ED
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