Outreach Case Worker
Outreach Case Worker
37.5hrs per week
Our client's vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
They are looking for a highly motivated individual to join their dynamic street outreach team in Reading. They work across the city delivering shifts on the streets, drop-ins in local day centres, and work with accommodation providers and the local authority to reduce rough sleeping to as close to zero as possible.
This will involve liaising with key services - including police and the Department for Work and Pensions, and services throughout the UK and Europe. The role involves making contact with all rough sleepers and those at risk of homelessness, assessing their needs and delivering personalised case management to support them to make the move away from the streets and/or street lifestyles for good.
The successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable adults in a social care, health, community safety or housing setting. The ability to drive a car and hold a clean driving license is also essential.
This is an exciting role, working across health, housing, treatment and immigration issues with some of Reading's most vulnerable individuals working for the UK's premier homelessness and outreach agency.
In return, they offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. They are also committed to providing their staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development
If you believe that you have what they are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, they would love to hear from you.
Flexibility is required as you will be working shift rota hours, mainly a combination of early (5am -1pm, 6am-2pm, 7am -3pm ) and day shifts
with occasional late shifts to best target clients on the streets.
Closing date: 10.00am, 28th October 2016
Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 100 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2016. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.