Mobile Night Worker


Recruiting Organisation: YMCA DownsLink Group               

Working hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £26,425 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Location: Crawley, West Sussex


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. They work to prevent youth homelessness across Sussex and Surrey and provide a home to 763 young people every night. They reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation, and youth work, so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.

Crawley Foyer provides housing and support to 40 young people. Our experienced and committed team adopt a trauma informed and psychologically informed approach to supporting young people to fulfil their aspirations and ambitions.


The Role

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you are able to support young people by providing a safe environment for them to feel safe and comfortable?

Do you enjoy working in an environment where every shift is different to the next? Then this could be the role for you.

You will be working as part of the night team providing mobile support to 24-hour services, ensuring that the transitional properties are safe, secure, and welcoming through the night. You will love helping others by being on hand when they need you. You will be based at the Crawley Foyer and will support the static night worker there during the night as well as undertaking your mobile duties. These duties include carrying out regular and routine checks of unstaffed supported housing projects for young people, including communal areas, gardens, and the exterior of properties. You will help to contribute to a great working environment, with a calm, yet assertive manner, being able to handle potentially difficult situations.

Mobile Night Workers work on four nights on, four nights off rota. Although these are long shifts, you will get four days off after, which can provide a great work life balance.



Who You Are

  • Ideally you will have experience working with young people, those considered vulnerable or with multiple and complex needs along with being able to demonstrate a real passion for wanting to work with young people.
  • You will have an understanding of the needs of single homeless clients aged 16-25 and the ability to engage, motivate and inspire, with a strong commitment to changing the life of others for the better.
  • You will already have clear verbal and written communication skills, good IT and keyboard skills and the ability to self -motivate.
  • You will have the ability to de-escalate volatile situations and manage challenging behaviour appropriately.
  • Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK


How to apply:


If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please email : Should you require any assistance with application process, contact

Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK.


YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They value diversity and promote inclusion, which they demonstrate through their activities, as well as in their policies and working practices. Reinforced by their culture and values, they 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).


Closing Date: 16 Nov  2023

Interview Date: This is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly, and interviews arranged on a rolling basis.

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