Support Worker

Job Title:  Support Worker Ref: SWCEHAS-0319 Salary: Grade B £24,618- £25,947 inc 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: 37.5 per week […]

Job Title:  Support Worker

Ref: SWCEHAS-0319
Salary: Grade B £24,618- £25,947 inc 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Westminster
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type:  Fixed Term until Dec 2019
Closing Date:  Midnight 9th April 2019
Interview Date: TBC

Do you want to end homelessness and make a difference to people’s lives?

Are you highly motivated, empathic and looking for a challenge?

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 service delivery to vulnerable people.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop a new role within Thames Reach’s Rough Sleeper Services, working in collaboration with 4 North London local authorities – Haringey, Enfield and Barnet and Islington, to create new options to leave rough sleeping for migrant rough sleepers living in encampments.

You will be responsible for assisting rough sleepers to leave the streets by supporting them to access affordable housing and regular employment.

An ability to identify partners and establish and maintain effective working relationships with these will be key to the success of this project

You will need to work with private rented sector landlords and agencies to identify suitable low-cost accommodation and identify and liaise with providers of hostel accommodation or hosting schemes.

You’ll identify and liaise with employers with jobs to fill and support clients to secure work, particularly focussing on opportunities that provide ‘tied accommodation’.

We would particularly welcome applications from Romanian speakers. You will be able to undertake outreach visits to encampments at the times when clients are likely to be there.

To succeed in this post you will need the interpersonal skills and the commitment, patience and perseverance required to work with 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 enforcement, you’ll be comfortable doing this and be able to speak to others about the benefits of a joint working approach.

You will have the confidence and knowledge to supervise volunteers and interns 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.

This project and your work will be measured on the following outcomes:

–     The number of people engaging with the programme.

–     The number of people moving into legitimate employment.

–     The number of people moving into accommodation and away from rough sleeping.

–     The number of voluntary reconnections.

–     The number of encampments closed.

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 and return to recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

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