Assessment & Reconnection Worker
Assessment & Reconnection Worker
£24,657- £28,221 P.A.
Permanent, Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
This is an exciting time to join our client as we they now at the halfway stage of their five year organisational strategy. Their ambition is to end homelessness and they are working hard to reverse the increase in people sleeping rough in England. In the areas where they work, they aim to halve the number of people sleeping rough by 2021. To support this ambition they are expanding their services to people sleeping rough, across London and the South East/West of England. Moreover, the government has recently announced additional funding to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets as well as those at serious risk of rough sleeping. They believe this could result in more opportunities to work with our client and make a difference in support of people who are street homeless.
They are currently seeking an Assessment & Reconnection Worker to effectively carry out comprehensive assessments for those at risk of (or new to) rough sleeping; facilitating the rapid reconnection of those at risk (or new to) rough sleeping to supported networks in their home area or where they have a proven link.
The successful candidates focus will be on carrying out comprehensive assessments for those at imminent risk of rough sleeping and quickly helping to reconnect them with supported networks in their home area or where they have a proven link. They’ll also provide training to enable you to provide each client with personalised case management support and turn their assessment into a practical action plan that fully involves them.
Ideally, you’ll have experience of working with vulnerable people or an understanding of the needs of street homeless people. However, what’s more important is a systematic; yet at the same time flexible approach and an ability to work collaboratively with others as you will receive training and support in order to learn the job. Strong communication, influencing and reasoning skills are also key, as is a flair for solving problems.
These roles involve shift work in order to ensure that services are accessible to those who are homeless, at the time they most need our support. This approach can literally save lives. The shifts are a mix of early, late and night shifts but the rota is given several months in advance in order to support staff to make plans for their days off and achieve a healthy work/life balance.
In return, they offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme and staff discounts scheme. They are also committed to providing their staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
Closing date: 10am on Monday 10 December 2018
Interview and assessments: Week commencing 17 December 2018
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It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on our clients current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
Their equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2018, they are also proud to have been awarded BITC 2017 Race Equality Award and they are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Homelessness, Support Worker, Rough Sleeping, Homeless