Outreach Coordinator – Homelessness

Reading, Berkshire
£28,221 – £31,401pa
07 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Outreach Coordinator – Homelessness
£28,221 – £31,401pa
Contract / 37.5 hours per week
Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2019 (with possibility of extension to 2020)

Our client works across Reading delivering shifts on the streets, drop-ins at local day centres, and working with accommodation providers and the local authority, to reduce rough sleeping to as close to zero as possible.  

Alongside the Outreach Manager, you will be involved in managing a team of Outreach Workers, and liaising with local authorities and key services throughout the city, UK and Europe.  The role will also involve working on housing, health, treatment and immigration issues with some of Reading’s most vulnerable individuals

To succeed, you will have demonstrable experience of engaging and assessing clients on the streets and of delivering a case management approach, with homeless people and clients who are rough sleeping or vulnerably housed. 

You will also have a good working knowledge of housing legislation and health and social services for vulnerable people.  The ability to work with and manage a team and to develop effective working relationships with individuals, communities and external agencies, is also required.

In return, they offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives 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.

Flexibility is required, as you’ll be working a shift rota that involves a mixture of early mornings, nights, days and weekends.

Closing date: 10.00am, 20 August 2018
Interview and assessments on: 28 August 2018

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 2018, they are also proud to have been awarded BITC 2017 Race Equality Award and they are a Disability Confident Employer. 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.

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