Scottish Outreach Worker

Organisation: 
Borderline
Location: 
The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields
Contract type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
35 per week
Salary: 
£38,207
Deadline for applications: 
Friday, 20 September 2019 - 5:00pm

The role of Scottish Outreach Worker, which will sit within the CSTM Outreach Team, is to manage a caseload of Scottish Nationals (1st or 2nd generation) who have been referred from Westminster and neighbouring borough Outreach Teams.

Borderline aims to provide an outreach service to vulnerable Scots in London to help them lead a healthy, independent life away from the streets.

The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields (CSTM) aims to provide advice and services which help homeless people in London avoid, move away from, and stay off the streets.

Working specifically to support Scottish rough sleepers from the streets, assisting them to move into sustained accommodation by providing advice, support and practical assistance. The work will be carried out within a multi-agency partnership framework and through a combination of building based provision and targeted outreach work.

To be successful you must demonstrate an understanding of the needs of Scottish people (1st or 2nd generation) who are homeless in London coupled with an understanding of issues relating to street homelessness and the support needs of rough sleepers - in particular those with complex health and housing needs; these include relevant legislation, policy, practice and welfare benefits.

You must also have experience of client work in one of the areas of mental health, substance misuse, multiple needs or street work and be able to undertake street work for the duration of the contract, including late nights/early mornings. It is essential that the post-holder has experience of the Scots in London community.

The salary for the post is £38,207  p.a. This is a permanent role.The Scottish Outreach Worker job description is avaiable to download below. 

To apply, please read and then complete our Scottish Outreach Worker Application Form, available to download below , ensuring that you have clearly demonstrated how you meet the requirements of the role set out in the person specification. CV's will not be accepted.

Applicants can either email or post their application for the attention of Isabel Dunlop at:

Email - isabel.dunlop@borderline-uk.org

Address - Borderline, 22 City Road, London EC1Y 2AJ

You can also contact Isabel for an informal chat on 0845 456 2190.

Interviews will take place on 25th and 26th September 2019