Weekend Support Practitioner

Salary: £10 per hour 

Service Name: Prospect Lodge

Date Posted: 07 April 2019

Closing Date: 12 May 2019



New Start is a family run not-for-profit organisation providing residential and supported accommodation services for homeless people or people with little or no housing choice.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Prospect Lodge Service for 2 x Weekend Support Practitioners.


Weekends on rota basis as follows (Avg. 15hrs per week):

  • Week 1:  8:00am to 4:00pm

  • Week 2:   3:30pm to 10:30pm


  • To oversee the safety and security of the building, staff and residents working and residing at the service between the hours of 8am and 10pm.

  • To provide support to residents if situations arise during shift which require support.

  • To respond immediately to incidents, accessing the support of the emergency on-call worker if necessary.

  • To respond to each incident effectively accessing support from the relevant emergency service if and  when required.

  • Working within the recording requirements of the Mainstay System, updating relevant case notes and events for residents when necessary.

  • To complete nightly health and safety checks including risk assessments and incident reports. 

  • To carry out clear reporting notes of activities throughout the night relating to security of the building and the welfare of each client.

  • To take responsibility for the Health and Safety aspects of the building and residents whilst on shift and report any necessary incidents to the Project Manager as appropriate.

  • To carry out administrative tasks as requested by support workers, management and or senior support worker.

  • To provide health and safety support to support workers i.e. safe handling/disposing of sharps bins and other equipment.

  • To act as Named First Aider and Fire Marshall.

  • To participate in a standby rota on rolling basis with other staff members

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your CV & Cover Letter to:

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New Start Ltd

The Job Bank

4 Tunnel Road


L7 6QD


Tel: 0151 708 7103

Fax: 0151 708 8239


Company No. 3452521