Outreach Worker - District of Arun
This role is an exciting opportunity to make a difference in the local community, working collaboratively with Arun District Council Housing Options Team and Stonepillow’s Outreach Worker to lead on assessing and supporting rough sleepers, building rapport and developing relationships with those who have been hard to engage with.
Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.
Turning Tides in partnership with Stonepillow and Arun District Council, have been awarded funding by MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government) as part of the Rough Sleeper Initiative, to provide an Outreach Service for rough sleepers in the district of Arun.
The role will require key working with an identified cohort of rough sleepers and respond to Streetlink referrals through assertive outreach, by working proactively with individuals and all partners involved to enable and achieve sustained positive behavioural change.
The Outreach Worker will support the development of a multi-agency response to rough sleeping and homelessness, facilitating a proactive and sustainable homeless prevention model involving all relevant local services and initiatives.
To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form, which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire; see our website vacancy page for these documents.
Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.
Interview date: Friday 21 August 2020
No agencies please.Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.