Outreach Worker

Location
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Salary
Grade point 21 to point 24 (£20,541 - £22,401)
Posted
22 Nov 2018
Closes
21 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Outreach Worker

Salary Grade point 21 to point 24 (£20,541 - £22,401)

Full Time – Variable Hours & Shifts

Contract Type: Temporary 31 March 2019

Potential Contract Extension Subject to Additional Funding to March 2020

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

HARP is a Southend-on-Sea charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 1200 lives every year.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to enhance the work in our homeless prevention services at The Bradbury Centre.

Main Purpose of the Role:

The Street Outreach Team operates across the entire borough of Southend-On-Sea providing an assertive street outreach service to those sleeping on the streets.  This work is carried out within a multi-agency partnership framework and through targeted street outreach.

As the post-holder, you will be working to reduce rough sleeping on the streets to as near to zero as possible. You will also work towards reducing anti-social behaviour and hotspots associated with rough sleeping, as well as support service users off the streets and enable them to reach their life goals.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who has experience working with either rough sleepers, hard to reach groups and/or those with multiple and complex needs.  You will also have an ability to both lone and team work and to initiate and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, service users, the community, the police and other external agencies. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An understanding of or experience of working face to face with vulnerable people.
  • Good communication and computer skills.
  • Clear communication skills face to face and on the phone or email. 
  • Ability to manage difficult situations, and deal with them calmly, efficiently and effectively.
  • Good customer service skills.

We are happy to consider applicants without experience in this field that can demonstrate empathy and an enthusiasm for the role.

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career and contribution to our clients. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro rata), a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution. If you are interested in this position the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional knowledge required and an application form can be found at our website.

For application pack, please download and save the documents on the website, by clicking apply.

Closing date:  5th December (noon)

Shortlisting: 6th December

Interview date: 14th December

Charity No: 1098126                                       

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer