Lead Worker -London Street Rescue

Job Title: Lead Worker, London Street Rescue Service: Outreach Ref: LWLSR-0318 Salary: Grade D £28,440 – £30,294 per annum incl. ILW […]

Job Title: Lead Worker, London Street Rescue
Service: Outreach
Ref: LWLSR-0318
Salary: Grade D £28,440 – £30,294 per annum incl. ILW and 6.5% non contributory pension
Location: London
Number of posts: 2
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 09/04/2018
Interview Date: w/c 16/04/2018


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 delivering services to vulnerable people.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join us as Lead Worker at our London Street Rescue Service, 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, initially, the focus of this role will be work with the borough of Haringey and its 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 with enforcement agencies such as the Police, Home Office and local authority enforcement teams, you’ll be comfortable doing this and 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.


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

 To applydownload the application form and return by midnight on the closing date to recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

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