Relief Duty Worker

Rate of Pay: £8.75 per hour, paid weekly in arrears

Hours of Work: Hours will be arranged in advance to fit the YMCA’s needs and your availability.

Main Responsibilities

To provide staffing cover in the YMCA accommodation, shop or community buildings.

To attend agreed shifts reliably and on time in order to ensure continuity of cover.

To conduct support sessions as required.

To assist with youth activities or other YMCA work where necessary.

To deal with internal and external enquiries according to set procedures, ensuring that enquiries are either concluded or directed to the correct person.

To ensure that premises are safe, secure and harmonious through conducting pro-active patrols and dealing with issues as they arise.

To ensure that all contact with clients is logged and referred to the appropriate workers as required.

To deal with interventions and ensure that appropriate formal measures are taken.

To open and / or lock buildings and to hold keys for specified periods.

To handle and record cash and other transactions.

To contribute to preparation of bedrooms for new resident clients and community rooms for internal and external lets.

To undertake housekeeping or caretaking duties as required.

To work independently within set procedures.

To develop and maintain appropriately professional relationships with members, users and with other staff, and to maintain absolute confidentiality at all times.

To operate according to the expectations of all YMCA Doncaster staff, and to contribute effectively to the staff team.

Other appropriate duties as required by the Line Manager.

(Please note that duties will vary according to need. The above list is not exhaustive and is for illustration only).

Person Specification

Able to work on a relief / locum basis.

Able to attend shifts reliably and on time.

Able to work alone for extended periods of time and to be self-motivated.

Able to communicate well in writing, including receiving instructions and recording shift logs.

Effective face to face communication skills.

Able to carry out basic administrative tasks accurately.

Computer literate, including the ability to use Microsoft Word accurately and efficiently.

Able to carry out monitoring patrols across indoor and outdoor areas including four floors and two stairways, and to deal with any issues arising.

Able to move furniture and large items safely.

Able to carry out cleaning and DIY tasks.

Able to deal appropriately with difficult and demanding situations, including situations involving conflict and aggression.

Able to operate to standard procedures.

Able to maintain confidentiality and appropriate relationships, and a clear understanding of the importance of those.

A broad understanding of the work of YMCA Doncaster and the client group.

Able to represent the Association positively, professionally and with credibility.

To Apply

We are currently accepting online applications only. Please click here or on the picture below.

We will use your application to assess how you fit with the role and our criteria.


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