Outreach Worker

21268.00 - 21268.00 GBP Annual + GBP21268/annum
13 Jun 2017
27 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Housing & Independent Living Outreach Worker - Gateshead

How would you like to work for one of the largest non-profit organisations in the North East responsible for the day-to-day management of almost 20,000 homes?

This is a fantastic opportunity for an expereinced housing support professional who is looking for a new challenge.

Job purpose:

You will provide effective support to vulnerable people with complex needs across the borough to enable independent living, preventing homelessness and repeat homelessness. Complex needs may include housing support relating to needs such as domestic abuse, financial problems, young people, substance misuse and/or mental health

The key roles of this post will include:

- To provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable people assisting with issues around finances, health, housing, life skills, personal safety, legal issues, substance misuse, children and employment

- To undertake practical support with clients to reduce the risk of homelessness and promote sustainable independent living

- To use effective risk assessment tools to identify risks and undertake appropriate actions

- To develop effective individual support packages by completing needs assessments, support plans and support reviews

- To work within a multi agency framework, communicating effectively with colleagues, other professionals and clients ensuring that there is a co-ordinated response to support. This may include attending TAF's, Core Groups, Conferences and Strategy Meetings and writing any required reports

- To adhere to performance and monitoring requirements, complying with systems in place to monitor data and outcomes. This will include completing support paperwork to a high standard

- Adhere to the services policies and procedures regarding working practices and service delivery. This will include; Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, Health and Safety, Data Protection/Confidentiality and their Code of Conduct

Essential Criteria

* Minimum of 4 GCSE's or equivalent at Grade C or above or relevant experience
* Relevant professional qualification e.g. Housing or Support
* 'Clean' driving licence and use of a car or means to mobility support.

Knowledge of:

* Data protection and confidentiality
* Safeguarding Policies and Procedures i.e. Child Protection, Safeguarding Adults and MARAC

Experience of:

* Working with vulnerable people e.g. young people or victims of domestic abuse.
* Assessing need and documenting support
* Working within a multi-agency framework
* Demonstrating that you have a non-judgmental approach and have experience of working within a confidential environment with the ability to set and maintain professional boundaries
* Working within current welfare benefits
* Preparing information for safeguarding meetings
* Housing options available

If you meet the above criteria and would like to be considered for the role please apply via submission of your CV. If you need any more information or would like an informal and confidential chat about the role please do not hesitate to contact Calan in our Newcastle office on (Apply online only).

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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