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Assessment and Reconnection workers - Somewhere Safe to Stay

Assessment and Reconnection workers - Somewhere Safe to Stay

Posted 21 March by Fill Your Specialist Role
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Assessment and Reconnection workers - Somewhere Safe to Stay

Brighton

£24,657 - £28,221 p.a.

Permanent/Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

Closing Date for applications: 10 am, 3 April 2019

Interview and assessments: 15 April 2019

This is an exciting time to join St Mungo’s as we are now at the halfway stage of our five year organisational strategy. Our ambition is to end homelessness and we are working hard to reverse the increase in people sleeping rough in England. In the areas where we work, we aim to halve the number of people sleeping rough by 2021. To support this ambition we are expanding our services to people sleeping rough, across London and the South East/West of England. Moreover, the government has recently announced additional funding to boost the immediate support available to people living on the streets as well as those at serious risk of rough sleeping. We believe this could result in more opportunities to work with St Mungo’s and make a difference in support of people who are street homeless.

The Role

We are currently seeking an Assessment & Reconnection Worker to effectively carry out comprehensive assessments for those at risk of (or new to) rough sleeping; facilitating the rapid reconnection of those at risk (or new to) rough sleeping to supported networks in their home area or where they have a proven link.

The successful candidates focus will be on carrying out comprehensive assessments for those at imminent risk of rough sleeping and quickly helping to reconnect them with supported networks in their home area or where they have a proven link. We’ll also provide training to enable you to provide each client with personalised case management support and turn their assessment into a practical action plan that fully involves them.

Ideally, you’ll have experience of working with vulnerable people or an understanding of the needs of street homeless people. However, what’s more important is a systematic; yet at the same time flexible approach and an ability to work collaboratively with others as you will receive training and support in order to learn the job. Strong communication, influencing and reasoning skills are also key, as is a flair for solving problems.

These roles involve shift work in order to ensure that services are accessible to those who are homeless, at the time they most need our support. This approach can literally save lives. The shifts are a mix of early, late and night shifts but the rota is given several months in advance in order to support staff to make plans for their days off and achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Additional Information

In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme and staff discounts scheme. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.

If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, we encourage you to apply.

Please ensure that you read the comprehensive job description and person specification for the role. When applying please address the person specification, clearly setting out how you meet the requirements for the role.

How to Apply

Please ensure that you read the comprehensive job description and person specification for the role. When applying please address the person specification, clearly setting out how you meet the requirements for the role.

Click the apply button and follow the instructions.

You will be directed to St Mungo’s career page where you will be required to complete an application form.

NO CVs - NO AGENCIES

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at this level.

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2018, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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