Floating Support Case Worker (Domestic Violence)

Recruiter
EACH COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT
Location
South Brent
Salary
£20,000 - £24,999
Posted
10 Jan 2021
Closes
15 Jan 2021
Ref
1923308768
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Floating Support Case Worker (Domestic Violence)

Location: Brent

Salary: £21,050pa (including OLW)

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Are you passionate about making a difference to someone’s life?

EACH is a small-sized charity (£1m+) with a large impact where it matters â€" on local people’s lives.

Our success is through our team of 50+ staff and volunteers, who are passionate and committed to empowering and enabling people to have better health and life choices.

We have been successful in receiving funding to support women (and their children) in NW London on domestic abuse and violence including through an emotional support line, more counselling provision and web-based/digital channels, as well as funding to extend our support to women and children fleeing domestic abuse.

We are now recruiting for a Floating Support Case Worker to be responsible in providing an effective outreach floating support service to vulnerable adults and families plus managing a case load of people who are at risk and living in a variety of different tenures to maintain their home, live independently and reduce the need for more intensive support at a later stage.

You will help people maintain or regain their independence and encourages people to settle back into the community and support the development of self-reliance.

As our Floating Support Case Worker, you will:
  • Carry a client full case load of service users with various need and provide face to face support in their homes and in the community
  • Undertake initial & continuous risks and needs assessment and agree levels of support planning for service users to help achievement of successful recovery personal goals.
  • Provide appropriate support to address the needs of vulnerable families, adults and young people presenting with mental health, substance misuse, offending behaviour and the particular challenges faced by young people and the ability to support them effectively.
  • Encourage service users to engage in a process of change through positive risk taking and enable service users to maximise social inclusion and reduce social isolation.
  • Support service users to maximise income by reducing debt, obtaining paid work and entitlement to benefits.
  • Liaise with private landlords, Registered Social Landlords and London Borough of Brent Housing Department act as a point of contact and enable individuals to move on in a planned way into a range of accommodation options
  • Develop resettlement and after care options for service users as necessary and support them to develop appropriate independent living skills
  • Enable service users to stay safe from harm and abuse.

In order to be successful in this role you will have Experience / Qualifications in:
  • Experience of providing tenancy support.
  • Experience of outreach work amongst vulnerable people
  • Experience of developing and implementing support plans
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, professionals and agencies
  • Ability to deal with emergencies and unexpected situations
  • Good knowledge of health and safety and housing management issues
  • Ability to facilitate user involvement and understanding of user empowerment
  • Ability to liaise and work effectively in partnership with stakeholders
  • Good written and oral communication skills, and computer literacy.

Desirable
  • Relevant qualification, e.g. NVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent
  • Ability to speak one or more of the following community languages: Hindi, Gujarati, Somali, Tamil, Portuguese, British Sign Language

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 24th January 2021.

Interviews: Wednesday 27th January 2021.

All interviews will be held remotely via video conferencing.

We are currently working primarily remotely and expect successful candidates to be able to work from home safely.

EACH offers a 4% â€" 6% contributory pension scheme dependent on employee’s contributions and has a commitment to staff development and training.

EACH is an Equal Opportunities Employer.