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Recruiting: Nightstop Coordinator NE
July 3rd, 2018
Nightstop North East is recruiting! Based in Whitley Bay, the team is looking for a full time Nightstop Coordinator on a fixed-term contract until May 2019.
Nightstop North East is part of Depaul UK, a national homelessness charity offering accommodation and support to young people around the country.
The role offers a fantastic opportunity to work at a large and well established Nightstop service.
The ideal candidate will have experience of working directly with vulnerable people and be empathic towards the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness. They will be able to help recruit, train and maintain a network of community volunteers to accommodate and support the vulnerable people that Nightstop North East works with.
They will also be a confident and determined individual who is passionate about helping people find stability in their lives and moving them to a positive and independent future.
The Nightstop coordinator role is a busy and varied role that involves recruiting, training and managing volunteers, promoting the service to key stakeholders, and supporting young people and vulnerable adults directly.
It will include working as a team to deliver an assessment and support service that enables vulnerable and homeless people to access emergency accommodation in the homes of trained and approved volunteers. Guests receive immediate assessment and if appropriate, will be matched with a local volunteer who will provide overnight accommodation, breakfast and an evening meal and the use of washing and bathing facilities etc. The postholder may also be working with people who are on a longer term placement within host homes, providing a comprehensive support package to enable a smooth transition towards the goal of independent living.
You can read more about the Nightstop model and how it works on our FAQs page.
Summary of job:
The work the Nightstop Coordinator does will be underpinned by Depaul UK Endeavour model of assets based and psychologically informed delivery. The aim of this is to ensure that every guest leaves a Depaul UK service with the skills and resilience to be confident and self determining in their lives.
Working under the direction, guidance and support of a manager/senior worker the Nightstop Coordinator will be responsible for guests needing emergency accommodation and longer term support, as well as sharing responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of all volunteers and staff at the service.
The service is available to anyone who is homeless, aged 16 and over. It is available 365 days per year. Project staff work with homeless people across identified local authority areas to support and achieve the best possible accommodation and support outcomes for each individual.