Night Support Worker


Recruiting Organisation: YMCA DownsLink Group

Working hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £24,975 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Location: Horsham & Crawley



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 their other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation, and youth work, so that all young people can belong, contribute and thrive.

They provide accommodation and support for 16+ Looked After Young People (LYP), Care Leavers and Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC) across three services. The specialist supported accommodation services are run by the enthusiastic teams, working collaboratively to encourage young people into education, employment or voluntary work. We support them to gain life skills and empower them to live thriving lives in independent accommodation.


The Role:

They are looking for a Night Support Worker to join the experienced and enthusiastic team. In this role you will provide responsive, and supportive services to residents who may need assistance, and ensures the building is safe, secure, and welcoming throughout the night.

  • Working on site you will be responsible for ensuring the service is safe and prevent any anti-social behaviour from impacting our neighbours and other residents.
  • You will work alongside the other Project Support staff to maximise the well-being of the residents and visitors.
  • You will be confident in upkeeping and monitoring the handover documents to ensure a smooth transition between shifts, including recording all incidents, safeguarding issues and informing the team appropriately.

One role is based on site at Cook Road, Horsham and one based on site at Ewhurst Road, Crawley. The expected working pattern will be on shifts, with 4 nights on and 4 nights off. Extensive training will be delivered prior to starting on a rota.

Please note, this role is part of our Looked After Young People project and is not part of our projects at the Horsham Y Centre or Crawley Foyer.


Who you are:

You will be passionate about working with young people and Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children. You will have a strong understanding of the risks, challenges, and opportunities for young people and be able to inspire them to develop their talents. Approaching this role with self-awareness to empower but also, challenge and support when appropriate. You will have sound knowledge of good safeguarding procedures in relation to young people and/or vulnerable adults, and the ability to maintain professional boundaries (training provided).

Learning & Development: They provide an extensive programme of formal learning opportunities, supported by an organisation-wide culture of learning.

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

Great candidates may not fit everything that have been described above, or who have important skills that have not been mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell them about yourself.


How to apply:


If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please contact


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).

For questions regarding this role or to request another application format: please email at


Closing Date: 19 Aug 2022

Interview Date: Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly, and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.


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