Lead Worker

Job Title: Lead Worker x2 Ref: LWNS-0719 Salary: Grade D £29,796- £32,001 ILW  incl 6.5% employer contributory  pension scheme Hours: […]

Job Title: Lead Worker x2

Ref: LWNS-0719
Salary: Grade D £29,796- £32,001 ILW  incl 6.5% employer contributory  pension scheme
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location:  Newham
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Midnight 18th July 2019
Interview Date: TBC

Are you looking for a role where you can use your knowledge and experience in order to work towards resolving the homelessness of some of the most complex rough sleeping clients? Do you have excellent patience and perseverance? Then this role as Lead Worker could be the perfect opportunity for you.

At Thames Reach we are driven and 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.

Newham has some of the highest numbers of rough sleepers in London and the Newham SORT team, a brand new service, forms part of a significant increase in the boroughs complement of services to improve its response to rough sleeping.

As Lead Worker you have the opportunity to build on your ability to carry out assessments, identify options and devise plans to achieve these and oversee a multi-agency problem solving approach with people who may have a history of challenging services. 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. You will also be confident working in partnership with enforcement agencies such as the Police and local authority enforcement teams. 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. You will need to have the ability to be flexible and responsive to meet the needs of rough sleepers, including being available for some early and late shifts.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:

-6.5% employer pension contribution.

-Development opportunities.

-29 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

-Reimbursement of the cost of annual eye test

-Season ticket/cycle loan

-Flexible Working

-EAP services

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 recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

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