Outreach Worker

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: £19,179.00 to £21,760.00 /year

About the Role!

An exciting opportunity has opened for a Homelessness Outreach Worker at SSJ’s Homeless Day Services. We are looking for a non-judgemental, dynamic, self-motivated enthusiastic and creative person to join our outreach team; someone with really strong communication skills and understanding of the issues that affect vulnerable clients and rough sleepers.

You would be joining our friendly team dedicated to working with rough sleepers in Portsmouth to promote engagement with other services and identify factors which may be presenting difficulties with their housing needs. The role includes responsibility for working intensively with individuals who are rough sleeping.

The post holder should expect to work with support services and agencies acting as conduit in an effort to improve pathways for individuals from the street and accessing suitable accommodation and services.

The post holder will also address external factors facilitating rough sleeping including the visibility of rough sleeping sites. It involves working with a variety of agencies internally and externally coordinating a multi-agency approach to end rough sleeping.

Who we’re looking for!

Are you able to communicate in a professional but approachable way?

  • Can you work in a person-centered way, empowering and enabling clients to meet their needs?
  • Do you have at least 2 years experience of working with vulnerable people including rough sleepers and people with complex social needs?
  • Do you have at least 2 years experience of working with people with substance misuse difficulties and mental health problems?
  • Do you have a good understanding of professional boundaries and safeguarding as well as good grasp of data protection, confidentiality and IT.
  • Are you able to establish and maintain effective multi-agency working?

If you have answered “Yes” to all the above questions then we want to hear from you!

You will need to have a full driving license and have access to the use of a car with business insurance (competitive mileage paid).

A few perks!

Gold Investors in People Employer

25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus public holidays

Flexible working options

Buying additional annual leave

Comprehensive induction and training

Counselling, financial, personal support and health and well-being services via our Employee Assistance Programme

Cycle to work scheme

Discounted laptops and computers with Jamie’s Computers

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Outreach Support Worker then please click the “Apply Now” button!

Closing Date: 24th March 2019

Interview date: 4th April 2019

Please note that CV’s submitted without a covering letter outlining your experience in this field will not be accepted.

*We reserve the right to close or extend this position at any time depending on application numbers. We would therefore urge candidates to submit their application as early as possible.

For an informal chat about this post, please contact Slavena Nikodimova – 07590 864164

If we haven’t contacted you within 3 days of the closing date then, please assume that this vacancy has been filled. Don’t despair though; we have plenty more opportunities coming up!

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