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Job Opportunity: Female Support Worker at Spring of Hope

“When everyone, including myself, had failed me they took me in.”
Lauren, former guest at Spring of Hope

Since opening eight years ago, Spring of Hope women's night shelter has established itself as a trusted service for women experiencing homelessness. Alongside self-referrals, a wide range of local agencies refer women into this unique place of sanctuary. Run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, who give up their own bed to help those who don’t have one, the extended family environment has enabled many women to find the stability and support they need to help them move forward in their lives.

Located in the Old Market area of Bristol, the night shelter is open six nights a week (Sunday to Friday), every week of the year. Over the years, providing a warm comfortable bed in a loving and non-judgemental environment has proven to build trust and has given the women opportunity to seek support from the team, both practically and through signposting to other services.

Could you join the Spring of Hope team as a Support Worker?

You would act in a Duty Manager capacity in the Night Shelter on at least 3 nights in each 2 week period.  When on duty, you will have full responsibility for the safe running of the shelter, ensuring that a high quality service is provided for all users. A trained volunteer will assist you for the duration of the night. Housekeeping duties will also need to be completed. Daytime work will involve 1-2-1 working with service users and supporting drop-in sessions.

  • Salary: from £10 per hour;
  • Work Pattern - Full-time, 40 hours per week;
    • Duty Managing: night shift 21:15 until 12:15pm the following day (2x 30 min breaks);
    • Tuesdays: 09:30 until 11:30am for training, worship and prayer (unless it follows a night shift);
    • Daytime work: balance of hours to be worked on days which don’t follow a night shift.

Crisis Centre Ministries is a Christian charity that has been working in Bristol for nearly 35 years. We are dedicated to helping those with life disrupting problems, such as food poverty, homelessness and addiction, to establish healthy and independent lives.

There are Occupational Requirements for this role to be filled by a Christian woman. Our Statement of Faith, and our Vision and Values, are available upon request.

The job description and online application form are available on our Documents page or can be requested by contacting [email protected].

Applications, via an application form, must be sent to: [email protected]. CVs may be submitted but only in support of the application form.

Interviews will be scheduled for late September / early October; applications should be submitted ASAP.

NOTE: prior to the interviews, shortlisted candidates will need to have undertaken voluntary sessions including at least one overnight at the night shelter and one Friday daytime session. These will be arranged by the Spring of Hope Manager after shortlisting.

Contact from recruitment agencies or online platforms in relation to promoting this vacancy will not be responded to.

Posted: 12:48 on 05-09-19