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Day Centre Support Assistant

Hours – 10am to 2pm, Monday to Friday

Salary – ÂŁ13,624 (ÂŁ13.10 per hour)

Location – DENS Day Centre, Queensway, Hemel Hempstead

About the role

We are looking for a support assistant at our Day Centre, to work with our client group, providing daily interaction, support, encouragement and guidance. You will need to maintain a safe and secure environment for clients and staff alike.

About you

  • You are willing to serve meals and refreshments to clients.
  • You can effectively liaise with staff when a client asks for support on issues such as Universal Credit, housing needs, homelessness.
  • You understand the principles underlying a quality and customer-focused service.
  • You are self-motivated and can manage your time effectively.
  • You are a people’s person and a natural team player, willing to work to a common goal.
  • You are passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives.
  • You are IT literate.

 Benefits

  • 25 days or equivalent annual leave
  • Flexible working environment
  • Medicash Plan including Virtual GP, some dental and optical cover
  • Employee assistance programme – 24/7 mental health support helpline
  • Professional development and training
  • NEST pension scheme

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Personal Specification. If you match our criteria, please send your CV (including your Supporting Statement) to HR@dens.org.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 10th April 2024. We may interview, and offer the role to a suitable candidate before the deadline.

For an informal chat, please call Paul Stead on 01442 275900. Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

Housing Key Worker

Hours – 37.5 hours per week (on a shift rota)

Salary – ÂŁ31,037.58

Start date – ASAP

Location –The Elms, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for a full time Housing Key Worker to join our Hostel team to provide support to the hostel residents, helping us to deliver an excellent restorative service to Dacorum’s homeless. As well as a good comprehension of housing and benefit support, the successful candidate must demonstrate an excellent understanding of the issues faced by homeless people from complex backgrounds and an ability to engage positively with these people. The role is a full time position and requires workers to be available on a 7 days a week shift pattern on a rota basis – days, evenings and weekends.

Job overview

  • As a Housing Key Worker your role will be to provide personal centred support to individuals who could be experiencing a range of problems accessing or affording accommodation in Dacorum.
  • Experience with the homeless, alcohol and drug dependencies or mental health is favourable.
  • An ability to work well in a team in conjunction with an extensive knowledge of housing key work and the outcome star. You will need to be passionate and share DENS’ commitment to changing people’s lives.
  • Identify any areas for development/improvement, maximising community integration opportunities and ensure that individuals are supported in a manner that maximises individuals’ skills and provides the opportunity to develop new skills to enable increased independence. To maintain detailed case records and support plans is essential.
  • Experience using software packages including Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook (or similar) is also required.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Personal Specification.

If you match our criteria, please send your CV with a Supporting Statement to HR@dens.org.uk.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 4th March 2024.

For an informal chat, please contact Jacky Stafford on 01442 913273 or 01442 412340 Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

Weekend Cook

Hours – Negotiable, Sundays

Salary – ÂŁ13.50 an hour

Start date – ASAP

Reporting to – Sean Fitzgerald, Head of Accommodation Services

Location – DENS Hostel, The Elms, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead

About the role

We are looking for a Weekend Cook to provide the evening meal at our 44-bed hostel on Sundays. The successful candidate will need to cook approx. 40 covers for 6pm. Hours are 2pm to 7pm, but are negotiable.

About you

  • Experience in cooking within a school, college or prison would be desirable but not essential.
  • It would be desirable if you hold a recognised catering qualification, or have equivalent experience, but not essential.
  • You can safely produce high quality hot meals, desserts and drinks for residents and staff.
  • It is essential to hold a current food hygiene certificate.
  • You are self-motivated and can manage your time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to needs and deadlines.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Personal Specification.

If you match our criteria, please send your CV, including your Supporting Statement, to HR@dens.org.uk.

For an informal chat, please ring Jacky Stafford on 01442 412340. Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

Hostel Workers (Zero hours)

Hours – Zero hours contract

Salary – ÂŁ12.60 an hour

Reporting to – Head of Accommodation Services

Location –The Elms, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7AZ

About the role

We are looking to recruit temporary workers at our 44-bed hostel, The Elms, to provide cover across our team. The hostel aims to support clients at risk of social exclusion who are aged 18 and above, to establish their housing pathway into independent living.

We are looking for:

  • Someone with the passion and drive to work for Dacorum’s largest charity supporting the most vulnerable people in the area.
  • Ability and willingness to be flexible and work unsociable hours.
  • Experience is not necessary.

You can expect:

  • The opportunity to work with the homeless and gain valuable experience.
  • Flexibility to work around your other commitments.
  • A comprehensive training programme and the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the range of support provided by DENS.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description which is on a separate document.

If you do not match our criteria, we ask that you do not apply. If you are a match, please send your CV to HR@dens.org.uk.

For an informal chat, please ring Jacky Stafford on 01442 412340. Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

 

 

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