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Cws Project Worker
Rough Sleepers | Ilford IG3 |£12.68 per hour | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD7081 | Posted: 08/06/2020

Central are currently recruiting for a Project Worker. In this role, you will be based in a service that primarily works with Eastern European rough sleepers with a wide variety of needs including multiple and complex needs referred from the homeless day centre, outreach services & LB Redbridge.

As a Project Worker, you will work on a rolling rota which will be Monday to Sunday with a mix of early and late shifts, and cover 37.5 hours per week. Ideally, candidates should be available until the end of the year, however individuals with suitable experience who are interested in completing a short-term placement can be considered.

Candidates must have either previous experience of working with Eastern European clients, and ideally will have some Eastern European language skills.
We are looking for people who are able to build supportive relationships and have an understanding and empathy for the issues facing people who are sleeping rough. Whilst previous cold weather shelter experience is not essential an understanding of the programme is desirable as is an understanding of the services available to support the needs of street homeless people with multiple needs.

Project workers will also look at drawing up move on plans for each resident and the delivery of that plan. This will be undertaken in full participation with the shelter resident and with any other organisations involved in their care and support.

Project Workers duties on a typical shift are:
- Book in new guests welcoming and showing them around the shelter
- Undertake an initial needs assessment and risk assessment with each client
- Be alert to the health and wellbeing of each guest and at all times providing a warm and supportive response.
- Being aware of the meaning of a psychologically informed environment, the impact of trauma and the ability to respond to challenging behaviour in a way that does not escalate or result in sanctions.
- Liaise with EU Consulates and EU embassies to support with Settled and/or pre-settled status applications.
- Undertake casework concerned with an individual clients needs this casework will also provide holistic support.
- Making arrangements for clients appointments, making onward referrals to the services the client needs and where the shift cover allows accompanying some appointments.
- Regularly meeting in both a formal and informal way with guests to identify any barriers to their occupying there bed in the shelter and moving on in a planned way and agreeing action that the shelter can assist with
- Resolving benefit payment issues if applicable, accessing health and social care or mental health treatment services.
- Ensuring that the project is safe and secure at all times - regularly walking around all spaces and taking action to maintain a safe environment
- Assist in the preparation and serving of an evening meal and clearing up after breakfast
- Liaise with the on site specialist integration worker from EERC
- Room checks

To apply for this role, you must have experience of keyworking a caseload of clients, conducting risk assessments and a knowledge of safeguarding. You must also have some experience of working with offenders or clients with substance misuse, mental health or homeless-related needs, or a combination of these client groups.

Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 22nd June 2020 and the appointed candidates must be available to commence work as soon as possible once appointed.

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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