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Rough Sleepers | IG1 |£11.20 per hour | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD6331 | Posted: 05/11/2018

Central is currently recruiting for x4 Lead Outreach Workers, within a Street Outreach Response Team in the Redbridge area.

The aim of this service is to co-ordinate and deliver a street based outreach service to identify, verify and support rough sleepers in Redbridge. The successful candidate will assist rough sleepers to access support services and accommodation, working within the No Second Night Out framework and the Redbridge Places of Change Pathway.

The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly via a combination of early (5AM -1:30PM), late (10PM - 4AM) and night shifts. You will be responsible for organising your own shift schedule, and work flexibly to meet the needs of the service based on the specific needs of new referrals.

The successful candidate can work either Full-time (37.5 hours) or Part time (20 hours) across Monday - Friday. Cover is required for 2-3 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.20 per hour.

In this position, you will:
- Plan and organise street outreach shifts, based on referrals and mapping information received, to identify and verify rough sleepers in Redbridge.

- Be responsible for delivering initial street based assessments to new rough sleepers and follow up assessment to existing rough sleepers.

- Support rough sleepers by ensuring that referrals are made to relevant services and accommodation through the Redbridge Pathway, in line with local objectives and targets

- Plan and organise annual street counts, to conduct local mapping of hotspot areas and to compile data on rough sleeper population.

- Ensure that all databases, (CHAIN, Inform) are updated in a timely fashion, and to ensure monitoring reports are completed and submitted to partner agencies within agreed timescales.

To apply for this role, you must:
- Have Floating Support or Outreach experience with rough sleepers or homeless clients.

- Be self-motivated, hard-working with the ability to use your initiative and lonework where necessary

- Have the ability to deliver a sensitive, client-centred support service to rough sleepers presenting significant levels of need and risk, and to implement action plans through high quality risk and needs assessment.

- Have a good and current understanding of safeguarding issues and experience of undertaking comprehensive risk assessments.

Candidates must confirm their interest by 12th November 2018, with interviews scheduled to take place on 15th November 2018 and the appointed candidate expected to start week commencing 19th November 2018

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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