Specialist Support Worker - Rough Sleeper Navigation

The Salvation Army
Contract type: 
Fixed Term Contract until March 2020
Full Time
£24,888 pa (pro rata)
Deadline for applications: 
Monday, 26 August 2019 - 11:59pm

Join us as a Specialist Support Worker and help us make a difference to the homeless community and help shape and influence how we develop a positive long lasting solution for those who are rough sleeping. If you want to help transform lives read on!

This new and exciting opportunity, funded through the Rapid Rehousing Pathway (RRP), has been created to increase tenancy sustainment and move-on from supported accommodation for those accessing the dedicated Outreach Assistance Beds within Pathway 1, which is the commissioned male homeless provision within Bristol.

Key Responsibilities:

Working alongside local services, you will work with a fixed cohort or identified rough sleepers who require specialist intervention and multi-disciplinary approach to secure sustainable outcomes. These are in the following areas.

  • Sustaining Accommodation
  • Improve health and Wellbeing
  • Engaging and sustain in formal treatment for those who have poor mental health; substance misuse; or learning difficulties

Supporting the day to day delivery of the programme, you will also be responsible for:

  • Coordinating the transition from the streets or from supported accommodation into an independent tenancy for clients and being the single point of contact for this
  • Building and maintaining working relationships with agencies and individuals who can aid clients in sustaining their recovery and meeting these outcomes
  • Delivering outcomes (as described above) for clients and evidencing their achievement
  • Working with colleagues to address support needs, improving life skills and building recovery and building positive social circles (networks of support) with agencies, peers and from within the community to ensure clients sustain accommodation, improve health and take up work.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of delivering best practice in services for vulnerable people
  • Experience of motivating complex and diverse client groups to sustain housing, health and or work outcomes and the necessary social skills to initiate and maintain constructive and appropriate relationships with clients agencies
  • A proven track record of networking, building relationships and effective working in multi-agency context
  • An ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing (English) and to collate and evidence work/outcomes using case management databases
  • Specialist understanding of those affected by rough sleeping
  • An understanding  services legislative environment regarding housing and health, work and immigration as it relates to homeless people
  • Ability to handle financial responsibility, overseeing personal budgets and financial monitoring.
  • Motivation towards supporting vulnerable clients to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes
  • The capability to handle the pressure and responsibility of helping vulnerable people with very complex needs whilst remaining enthusiastic and motivated in a demanding and target-driven role
  • Ability to work independently within remote working practices

Benefits: 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references; proof of right to work in the UK and an enhanced DBS check

Closing date: 26th August 2019.

CVs will not be accepted.

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