Hospital Discharge Worker (Support Worker)
The Whitechapel Centre is a Liverpool based charity which provides targeted support to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or have a street lifestyle.
New funding has been secured which will enable The Whitechapel Centre to work in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Brownlow Health, Liverpool YMCA, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust to develop an integrated model of health care and support for people who present as homeless or at risk of homelessness in the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals which will ensure that they are supported into appropriate accommodation solutions and are safeguarded against the risk of rough sleeping on discharge.
The job holder will provide both in-reach and community based housing related support, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and acting as liaison between the Hospitals and Local Authorities with regard to the discharge process under the provisions of the Homeless Reduction Act 2018 and other relevant legislation.
Ideally with experience of working in a hospital or social care setting and with a wealth of experience delivering effective support services to people who are vulnerable or in housing need, you will have the passion and people skills necessary to work in partnership to develop appropriate solutions that meet identified need and the drive and commitment to see them through.
In return we offer a supportive working environment, a good pension scheme and staff benefits.
More details about all our vacancies are available on our website.
Please note: we do not accept CVs without an accompanying application form. You can request an application pack via HumanResources@Whitechapelcentre.co.uk or by ringing 207 8624. Packs can also be downloaded from our website at www.whitechapelcentre.co.uk.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Thursday, 1 July 2021.
Please note that funding is in place for one year in the first instance. Hours are 37.5 per week worked Monday to Friday but with some flexibility to provide weekend cover by arrangement
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Fiona Nelson on 0151 207 7617.
All posts are subject to an Enhanced level check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).
The Whitechapel Centre. Committed to addressing discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in the provision of services and employment.