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Assertive Outreach Worker

Assertive Outreach Worker

Posted 9 May by Red Snapper Group
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RSR is a public safety, housing & enterprise security recruitment specialist. We assist public safety & housing employers find the right talent. We assist all employers when they want to source public safety, housing and enterprise security skills and experience.

RSR Housing are currently recruiting on behalf of our client based in Bath for an Assertive Outreach Worker.

The purpose of this role is to deliver a high-quality person-centered outreach service, working as part of a team, contacting new, repeat and entrenched rough sleepers in Bath, implementing a locally agreed approach to No Second Night Out.

This a permanent role which offers 37.5 hours until September 2024 which will then reduce to 30 hours, (possibility of extension).

The annual salary is £24,500, adjusting to £19,600 after September 2024 to reflect the reduced hours.

Main Duties:

  • Undertake assertive outreach and hot spot visits across the locality area including during unsocial hours, maintaining a regular street presence.
  • Identify, engage and assertively work with people sleeping rough within the locality areas.
  • Work closely with substance misuse services, mental health services, Probation, and HMP Eastwood Park to help prevent people being released from prison homeless.
  • Work in close partnership with the local authorities, police, probation, emergency accommodation providers and wider partner agencies to maximise positive outcomes for Clients.
  • Work closely with the MEAM Co-ordinator to ensure that rough sleepers with multiple needs are supported through the MEAM approach.
  • Carry out risk assessments and complete Housing Benefit forms for rough sleepers moving into designated accommodation services.
  • Recognise indications of substance misuse, mental health needs, personality disorder behavioural issues and make appropriate referrals to relevant agencies.

Essential Requirements:

  • Have full driving license, with business insurance and access to own car.
  • Outreach/community-based work, or previous work with homeless and/or other socially excluded people.
  • Essential Working with people with complex needs who may be difficult to engage.
  • Working with dual diagnosis clients.
  • Assessment of needs and case management.
  • Working without direct supervision.
  • Working with people who are or have been street homeless.

Role is subject to DBS check at the relevant level.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, your application has been unsuccessful.

If this role is not for you but you do know somebody who would be interested, please feel free to refer them to us! We have a "Refer A Friend" bonus scheme and we will reward you retail vouchers for any referrals who are not already known to us and are successfully placed!

Red Snapper Housing is a member of the Red Snapper Group.

The Red Snapper Group acts as an employment agency (permanent) and as an employment business (temporary) - a free and confidential service to candidates.

The Red Snapper Recruitment Group is an equal opportunities employer.

Reference: 52617847

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