Job Title: Lead Worker Ref: LWLSR-1018 Salary: Grade D£29,010-£30,900 inc 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: 37.5 per week Location: […]
Job Title: Lead Worker
Salary: Grade D£29,010-£30,900 inc 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Number of posts: 2
Contract Type: Fixed Term ( 1x until 31st March 2019 & 1 x 18 months)
Closing Date: Midnight 21st November 2018
Interview Date: TBC
Do you want to end homelessness and make a difference to people’s lives?
Are you highly motivated, empathetic and looking for a challenge? At Thames Reach we are committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people.
We are currently recruiting for a Lead Worker to join our London Street Rescue service on fixed term contract, funded by the Mayor of London as a key part of their No Second Night Out strategy.
Our lead workers work autonomously across a number of boroughs or in one particular borough and the focus for it’s Lead Rough Sleeping Officers to:
• Improve their local response to rough sleeping by coordinating joint working between agencies and sharing information on rough sleepers and action plans to support them to leave the streets.
• Identify gaps in provision and create new pathways off of the streets for complex and new rough sleepers, including those with no recourse to public funds.
• Reduce the total number of people rough sleeping by directly case working a small number of individuals with complex needs and case histories, quickly identifying the most appropriate route off the streets for entrenched rough sleepers with complex needs and devising and sharing a plan for achieving this.
If you are looking to use your existing knowledge and experience of working with homeless people to move into a role where you will have more influence and responsibility and be able to work to resolve the homelessness of some of the most complex rough sleeping clients in London this may be the opportunity you are looking for.
This post will give you the opportunity to build on your ability to carry out assessments, identify options, devise plans to achieve these and oversee a multi-agency problem solving approach with people who may have a history of challenging services.
With the help of our experienced senior staff and management, you will be supported and trained to use your strong communication and creative problem-solving skills to enable you to create and deliver options for people where these may be hard to find. You will receive regular supervision from experienced staff who will both guide your work and encourage and facilitate your personal development.
To be successful you’ll need to have the interpersonal skills and the commitment, patience and perseverance required to work with a case load of complex rough sleepers and the confidence in public speaking to enable you to represent Thames Reach and speak about our work to our partners. As we work in partnership with enforcement agencies such as the Police and local authority enforcement teams, you’ll be comfortable doing this and will be able to speak to others about the benefits of this joint working approach.
You will have the confidence and knowledge to supervise volunteers and the strong I.T skills needed to be able to collect, collate and interpret information and statistics on rough sleeping and present these in external meetings. While a large proportion of your time will be spent working day shifts Monday-Friday, you will be flexible and able to work late and early shifts and weekends as required.
Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.
Please download the application pack and return to firstname.lastname@example.org