Lead Worker

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

Job Title:  Lead Worker

Ref:  LWLSR-1019
Salary: Grade D £29,796 – £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Across Westminster
Number of posts: 5
Contract Type: 1 x Permanent & 4 Fixed Term (until June 2020)

Closing Date: Midnight 6th November 2019
Interviews:  TBC

We are currently recruiting Lead Workers to join our London Street Rescue service, funded by the Greater London Authority as a key part of the Mayor’s rough sleeping strategy. The team works in 7 London boroughs to support rough sleepers off the street and into accommodation. The team currently has vacancies to cover Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Bromley, Harrow and Havering.

As a lead worker you will:

-Reduce the total number of people rough sleeping by directly case working individuals with complex needs, quickly identifying the most appropriate route off the streets and devising a plan for achieving this

-Focus on improving local response to rough sleeping by coordinating joint working between agencies

-Identify gaps in provision and create new pathways off of the streets for complex rough sleepers, including those with no recourse to public funds

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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