Lead Worker

Job Title:  Lead Worker Ref:  LWHS-1019Salary: Grade D £29,796 – £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension Hours:   Full […]

Job Title:  Lead Worker

Ref:  LWHS-1019
Salary: Grade D £29,796 – £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Across Haringey
Number of posts: 2
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Closing Date: Midnight 6th November 2019
Interviews:  TBC

We are currently recruiting 2 lead workers to join our Haringey Outreach team as Navigators.

These are new posts which will work with entrenched rough sleepers in Haringey to support them away from the streets and into accommodation and other services.

As a Navigator you will:

-Provide casework support to rough sleepers with complex needs who are rough sleeping in Haringey.

-Support rough sleepers to move off the streets and into settled accommodation through building positive relationships and offering personalised, creative and effective support.

-Work as part of a multi- disciplinary team ensuring co-ordinated joint working across all partner agencies.

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:

-Excellent interpersonal skills and the commitment to work with a caseload of complex rough sleepers

-Confidence in public speaking and the ability to represent Thames Reach to external organisations

-Knowledge and confidence to supervise volunteers

-Strong IT skills and the ability to collate and interpret information on rough sleeping and present it 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.

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.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:

-Support to develop your leadership and strategic skills.

-A contributory pension scheme, tuition aid and management specific training.

-29 days holiday and 8 paid bank holidays.

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.

If you have any questions about this role please contact outreach@thamesreach.org.uk

Please download the application pack and return to recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

Application-Form Lead Worker

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