An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, reliable and capable Night Shift Security worker (Bank Staff) to join our small, talented team at YMCA West Kent.
In this vital role, you will help deliver the aims and outcomes of this project
The Night Security Worker is directly responsible to the Housing Manager in the first instance, and then to the Head of Operations.
To supervise residents at our Supported Housing during night hours, and oversee the welfare of the residents and visitors in accordance with the Aims and Purposes of the YMCA.
• To conduct regular hourly rounds of the premises, inside and out, noting any damage, health and safety issues or irregularities and note times in the night security report.
• Lock up lounge by 10.30pm, laundry, communal toilets and kitchen areas at 10.00pm, and check that all fire exits are secured and clear and clear of obstructions.
• Make sure that all visitors leave the premises by 12 midnight and that no tenant brings visitors in after 10.30pm.
• Make a note in the diary (or on the report sheet) of any incidents which needs attention by other staff, such as damage to the building, problems with tenants, telephone messages, incident reports etc.
• Make sure that noise is kept to an acceptable level, especially after midnight when no noise should be audible outside individual rooms or external windows.
• Report immediately any loss of keys in your possession.
• Keep a note of any unauthorised cars in the car park and where applicable issue parking tickets.
• Clear away any rubbish or litter so that the communal areas are kept clean and tidy. Vacuum carpets; mop kitchen, laundry and toilet floors, clean glass panels in porch, reception windows, and in fire doors, and other cleaning duties as and when required.
• Clear away rubbish directly around the outside of the building, and in the car park and place in the rubbish bins.
• Ensure toilets are clean and kept supplied with toilet paper, paper towels, and soap.
• Carry out any other duties that may be necessary from time to time.
Given the nature of the work, special attention will need to be given to health and safety issues. Some aspects of the work may raise personal safety issues.
The post holder will be expected to develop and maintain effective relationships and professional boundaries with residents and their guests; in particular maintaining confidentiality and supporting other staff members.
• Experience of working with young people, ideally in a supported housing environment
• Demonstrable training skills as mentor and positive role model
• Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
• Knowledge and experience of Health and Safety in a work environment
• A reliable, flexible and patient attitude.
• Hold a clean driving license
• To be a Christian or to be supportive of the Christian ethos of West Kent YMCA.
• Knowledge and experience of working with young people and challenging behaviour and their issues e.g. substance misuse, family breakdown, homelessness, mental health, learning or physical disabilities [SEND], school exclusion.
Post is subject to enhanced DBS, youth panel and written references
For more information pleas contact Karen Warner - Head of Talent on 01892 542209 or email HR@westkentymca.org.uk