Link Worker

Job Title:  Link Worker Ref:  LWYF-1118 Salary: Grade D £29,010-£30,900 inc 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: 37.5 per week Location: […]

Job Title:  Link Worker

Ref:  LWYF-1118
Salary: Grade D £29,010-£30,900 inc 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Lambeth
Number of posts: 2
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  Midnight 10th December 2018
Interview Date: w/c 17th December 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 experienced and motivated individuals to join us as Link Workers in the You First team which is part of the Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham (LSL) Fulfilling Lives Programme.  This project is Big Lottery funded and part of the National Fulfilling Lives Programme. The project is delivered in partnership with Certitude and strategic partners from the three boroughs in order to improve services for people with multiple and complex needs.

The Programme has three core aims:
• People with multiple and complex needs can better manage their lives through access to person centred and coordinated services
• Services are tailored and better connected and will empower users to take full part in effective service design
• Shared learning and the improved measurement of outcome for people with multiple and complex needs will demonstrate the impact of service models to key stakeholders.

As a Link Worker, you will be providing direct support to a small caseload of clients, responding and working flexibly within an outreach model. Posts will have a specialism in mental health, substance misuse, offending, outreach or housing and will work in collaboration with other providers, partners, clinicians and commissioners. You First is a multi-disciplinary team who work with an understanding of how trauma affects the clients and you will be actively involved in the learning, identifying and supporting of system change.

Generally working Monday to Friday, some flexibility and out of hours will be required in response to client needs. The team is based in a Brixton office but you will be expected to travel to meet clients.

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 around the role please contact Cassie Dyer, Team Manager on 07921852931  or at

Please download the application pack and return to

Application Form – Link Worker


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