Lead Worker

  Job Title: Lead Worker Ref: LWLSR-0718 Salary: Grade D £29,010-£30,900 Inclusive of  ILW & 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: […]


Job Title: Lead Worker
Ref: LWLSR-0718
Salary: Grade D £29,010-£30,900 Inclusive of  ILW & 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Camden
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: 18-month fixed-term contract
Closing Date:  Midnight 26th September 2018
Interview Date: TBC

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, motivated person to join us as Street Population Outreach Lead Worker to work in partnership with Haringey Council’s Community Safety & Enforcement Team, Haringey Street Outreach Team, the Metropolitan Police and other specialist agencies, to reduce incidences of street-based activity across the borough. This activity may or may not be committed by those who are rough sleeping, so creative and joint approaches with agencies such as Praxis, Routes Home and Safe Connections will be required.

Main Purpose:
• To be co-located between Thames Reach’s Haringey Street Outreach Team and Haringey Council’s Community Safety & Enforcement Team
• To take on a caseload of individuals in supporting them to stop engaging in street-based activity that may or may not be committed by those who are in accommodation
• This will involve multi-agency partnership working across statutory and voluntary sector agencies so as to achieve significant reductions in incidences of street-based activity
• To ensure co-ordination of the work between these services and other statutory and voluntary agencies engaged in street population issues in the borough
• Work in partnership with the Council and the commissioned outreach service to ensure that incidences of street-based activity are tackled with the two-pronged approach of support and enforcement
• To deliver regular surgeries at local agencies to ensure those committing street-based activity are supported as quickly as possible
• To work in collaboration with other council officers and with those working in the health and voluntary sectors to develop specialist services to meet the needs of the street population
• To attend the monthly Task & Targeting Meeting
• To set up and chair the Haringey Street Population Case Review meetings
• To act as a point of contact and a source of specialist information on street population issues across the borough
• To create a system of collating data on incidences of street-based activity
If you are looking to use your existing knowledge and experience to move into a role, where you will have more influence and responsibility and be able to work to resolve the street-based activity within a London borough 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 succeed you will need to have the interpersonal skills and the commitment, patience and perseverance required to work with a caseload of complex individuals.

You will have the strong I.T. skills needed to collect, collate and interpret information and statistics on street-based activity, and the communication skills to 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 below and return to recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

Application-Form Lead Worker