Senior Practitioner

  Job Title:  Senior Practitioner x2 Ref: SPLSR-1018 Salary: Grade E £30,012-£33,459 incl ILW & 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: […]


Job Title:  Senior Practitioner x2

Ref: SPLSR-1018
Salary: Grade E £30,012-£33,459 incl ILW & 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Camden
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  Midnight 5th November 2018
Interview Date: TBC

At Thames Reach we are 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 organised, motivated and engaged Senior Practitioner for our London Street Rescue service. LSR is funded by the Mayor of London as a key part of the NSNO strategy, they rapidly respond to referrals made for rough sleepers across 13 London Boroughs and have additional capacity to providing casework management to a small cohort of long term rough sleepers who are living on the streets and establish tasking and targeting meetings across areas we work in.

The Senior Practitioner will help lead the team ensuring we meet the targets set by our funders and to maintain and strengthen our relationships with our stakeholders and partners. You will collate, analyse and interpret statistics and information to demonstrate the achievements of the service.

This is a great opportunity for a candidate with experience of working with rough sleepers to move into a busy, exciting frontline service vital to efforts to reduced rough sleeping across London.

The Senior Practitioner will be responsible for:

• Putting a rota in place to ensure the agreed number of shifts are carried out each month and referrals are responded to in line with targets.
• Management and supervision of frontline workers.
• Ensuring data and information on the service is collated and regularly reported back to its funders and other stakeholders.
• Attending relevant monitoring meetings.
• Supporting the lead manager in ensuring the effective operational management of the service.
The successful candidate will have existing knowledge and experience of working with homeless people. You will need to be well organised, able to work under your own initiative and motivate others and have strong communication skills enabling you to engage with complex rough sleepers and to talk confidently about the service to partners.

Experience of managing staff is not required for this post but you will need to demonstrate the ability to become an effective manager with training and support.

As we work in partnership with enforcement agencies such as the Police 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.

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.

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