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Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker

  • Locations

    Essex
  • Salary

    £24960 - £33280 per annum
  • Sector

    Social Care, Social Care & Health
  • Type

    Temporary

Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker – Full Time, Temporary

IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU POSSESS:

  • Time Flexibility
  • An enhanced DBS Check on the update service or issued within the last 12 months.
  • Full current driving licence- to drive charity vehicles.

Post: Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker

Reporting to: Outreach Manager

Hours per week: You will be required to work 37.5 hours a week over 5 days on which work could fall between Monday and Sunday, with a minimum of 7.5 hours per day, between 5am and 11pm.

Actual days, start/finish times will be variable and in accordance with the rota which will be available two weeks in advance. You will be required to work bank holidays when on rota and may be required to work additional hours, when authorised and as necessitated by the needs of the business including weekends, public holidays or at other times outside your normal hours of work. This may on occasions include night work.

Contract Term: Temporary to cover Maternity Leave

Pay Rate Range: (dependant on skills and experience)

£12.00 + holiday pay = £13.45 per hour – £13,47 + holiday pay = £15.10 per hour

Location: Epping, Maldon, Chelmsford, Rochford, Braintree, Uttlesford, Castle Point, Brentwood and surrounding areas. (Travel expenses covered)

Overall purpose of the job

Successful applicants will work as part of a developing team to provide support and assistance to referred rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping, assessing needs and facilitating the uptake of homelessness provisions, engagement with specialist support services and journey to independent living. Successful applicants will engage and facilitate rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping, to access basic services and accommodation, providing support along the way to address needs and promote independence.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Outreach Trips to visit Rough Sleepers – Epping, Maldon, Chelmsford, Rochford, Braintree, Uttlesford, Castle Point, Brentwood, and surrounding areas.
  • Undertake needs and risk assessments, for those rough sleeping and at risk of rough sleeping.
  • Facilitate access to council provisions for homelessness.
  • Signpost and facilitate referrals and support service users to access specialist agencies.
  • Liaise and plan with other agencies, attending client meetings where appropriate/requested.
  • Pre-admission checks for the rough sleeper accommodation.
  • Provide transport where necessary to Rough Sleepers to enable access to assessment and support services.
  • To facilitate as necessary in the provision of intensive wrap around support of clients brought into the Rough Sleeper emergency accommodation (planning, assessments, and referrals)
  • Landlord Recruitment/ Retention to get people into private rented accommodation.
  • Facilitate accommodation moves, cleaning and preparation of rooms for Outreach clients.
  • Welfare checks for individuals placed in accommodation as required.
  • Liaising with faith and community groups in all districts to recruit volunteers to facilitate outreach in the area.
  • Updating of all data on systems – Spreadsheets/CRM
  • Research and admin as necessary to progress the Outreach services.
  • Cover of sick and A/L of other Outreach/Support Team members, where necessary
  • To identify and report all safeguarding concerns related to vulnerable adults and children according to service policies and procedures- our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Experience in support work.
  • Taking client risk and needs assessments and helping individuals identify and reach their goals.
  • Experience in preparing support plans and writing accurate support notes.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Accurate recording of data and reporting
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Building relationships with external stakeholders and partnership working
  • Knowledge of the benefit system
  • Knowledge of the needs and issues contributing to homelessness and other services available to help address their issues.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of maintaining professional boundaries and importance of working with policies and procedures.
  • Data management and confidentiality
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Knowledge of private housing market

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with a client database
  • Experience of charity working and homelessness in particular
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Experience of Outreach work

Apply Now!

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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