Senior Outreach Worker - Rough Sleepers
Our client is a London based charity driven and committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Their vision is to end street homelessness and work towards this by providing high quality vital services to vulnerable people. They are currently seeking two Senior Outreach Workers to provide outreach support across all London Boroughs. This is offered on a temporary basis, initially for two months.
As their Senior Outreach Worker, you will provide effective outreach support in your allocated borough, and will form part of a significant increase in the complement of services aimed to improve its response to rough sleeping. With the number of rough sleepers rising across London, you will use your existing knowledge and experience of working with homeless people to influence and provide support to a caseload of clients with complex needs by carrying out assessments, identifying options and devising person centred plans through multi-agency working.
To be successful, you will possess the interpersonal skills and the commitment, patience and perseverance required to work with a case load of complex rough sleepers as well as the confidence in public speaking to enable you to represent the charity externally. This is a senior level support role, and therefore you will have demonstrable experience of working with a joint up approach and understand the benefits of working in partnership with enforcement agencies including the Police and local authority enforcement teams. Finally, you will have the confidence and knowledge to manage volunteers along with strong IT skills and a flexible approach.
To be considered, you must be available immediately, be in possession of a fully enhanced DBS registered to the online update service, and be able to work occasional early and late shifts.
Please initially apply with a Word formatted version of your CV - further information will be provided to suitable candidates.