| Lead Outreach Worker
Rough Sleepers | 1 IG1 |£14.61 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 5-6 months | Job Ref: BD7342 | Posted: 25/11/2020
Central is currently recruiting for a Part-time Lead Outreach Worker, to work in the Redbridge area. In this role, you 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 17.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, covering early shifts with occasional late evenings. The core hours are between 7am - 3pm, but the role is flexible based on the needs of the rough sleepers you will be supporting. Cover is required for 6 months. The pay rate for this role is £13.04 per hour + holiday pay, totalling £14.61 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
" 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
" Work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, and to ensure that referrals are responded to within 48 hours.
" Work flexibly via a combination of early, late and night shifts. The successful candidate will be responsible for organising their own shift schedule, and will vary their shift pattern based on the specific needs of new referrals.
" Ensure that effective assessment and verification is provided to new rough sleepers and to ensure that onward referrals are made to all appropriate support services.
To apply for this role, you must have experience of:
" effectively liaising with a range of service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve quality of life for clients.
" the principles underlying a quality and customer focussed service with the proven ability to empower service users
" knowledge of immigration and benefit entitlement issues, specifically in relation to both EEA and non EEA clients
" being self-motivating, able to work under pressure and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need
" Awareness of London Based and National Agencies and Rough Sleeper initiatives, and understanding of the ethos with regards to a single service offer approach
" Ability and willingness to travel extensively across the borough of Redbridge, between various sleep sites
" Preferable speaking language skills; South Asian Languages e.g. Punjabi, Bengali and/or Eastern European languages e.g. Romanian, Lithuanian, Polish
Candidates must confirm their interest by the 7th of December, with interviews scheduled for the 9th of December and the appointed candidate expected to start immediately after.