Accommodation & Community Support Worker (Night Shift)

Employer Information

Simon Community


T: 028 9023 2882


Reports To: Project Manager/ Service Manager
Salary: Points 19-21, £20, 275 – £21,708 per annum. Starting on point 19 – £11.14 per hour
Department: Homelessness Services 
Location: Linenhall Street, Armagh
Hours of Work: The shift pattern is based on three 12.5 hour night shifts (including breaks) per week.
Organisation Values: Our values are fundamental to how we work with clients and each other. We are driven by our values of being non-judgmental, existing to support our clients and meet their needs, being trustworthy and focused on ending homelessness and being dedicated to the people we support.
Job Purpose: As part of a team provide effective 24-hour support to the clients accessing our services, i.e., hostels, family and remote support units.

Essential Criteria 

  • ​​​​​​​Ability to demonstrate the core values of the Simon Community to include the following – Non-Judgemental, Supportive, Trustworthy and Dedicated​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​IT Skills – ability to use email, internet and databases to electronically record support work.
  • NISCC Registered (or willing to become registered if appointed) and willing to be subject to Access NI checks. (Successful applicants must commence NISCC registration process prior to employment).

Desirable Criteria

  • Six months’ recent experience (either paid or voluntary) of directly supporting people with complex and multiple needs within a residential or community setting gained within the last three years. Complex needs include the following areas:

           * Homelessness Prevention
           * Substance Misuse
           * Offending
           * Mental Health
           * Young People

  • Experience of identifying support needs, including client specific risks and putting plans in place to support those needs

​​​​​​​Why work for the Simon Community?
We offer an extensive benefit package, including:

  • Pension Plan
  • Employer funded Healthcare – Benenden Health and Health Shield (includes savings on gym memberships and retail outlets)
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Compassionate Culture
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Free Access NI check
  • Health & Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Management Development Programmes
  • Long Service Awards
  • Blue Light Card Scheme.
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