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Casework Coordinator

Posted 8 March by Bluetownonline Ltd Easy Apply Ended

Job Title: Casework Coordinator

Location: Bath and North East Somerset

Salary: £22,500 pro rata.

Position: Permanent - Part Time

Closing Date: 20th March 2018

We have an exciting opportunity to work within the Gypsy, Traveller and Boater community support team. In this well-established service in B&NES you will take a senior role within a small team. You will have experience of working with vulnerable client groups who are often socially excluded and marginalised. We think this role may appeal to someone who wants to take a step up from their current responsibilities and we endeavour to recognise potential. This role is part time at 30 hours per week.

About Them:

They are a growing voluntary organisation providing services to people facing acute challenges in their lives. Their vision is a just society where socially excluded people are supported and empowered to build sustainable, independent lives.

The business now operates a range of services all over the South West, not only addressing the needs of homeless people but also the root causes of homelessness. Projects include their hostel in Bath, social enterprises, supported housing, domestic violence refuges, refugee support, homelessness prevention, criminal justice services, and various outreaches

The travelling communities support services aim to improve the lives of Gypsy, Showpeople, Roma, Boater and Traveller communities in Bath and North East Somerset. As well as working with people on a 1:1 basis, the service runs group events and helps empower people to highlight the health needs of the communities and influence services to ensure that there are trusting relationships and fair access to health and social care for those who need it.

Day to Day Duties:

  • Promote the service to individuals and groups within GRT and boater communities, supporting the development of stake holder groups and Community Champions who can help lead the service within their own community
  • Help assess the health and social needs of individuals, families and groups and through signposting, information and support, promote routes of access to these services
  • Be a resource and point of contact and expertise for mainstream services - providing awareness training and presentations
  • Challenge prejudice, inequality and injustice where they are encountered
  • Maintain accurate records and contribute to analysis of data within the service and contribute to funding bids to ensure development of the service locally and regionally.
  • Participate in the on-going evaluation of the service
  • To provide supervision and leadership for the Gypsy & Traveller Outreach and Engagement Worker
  • To work in close partnership with Julian House Homeless Outreach Staff
  • To work in close partnership with specialist services for GRT and live aboard boaters
  • Identify, map and report on GRT families and groups and the liveaboard boating community, gathering demographic and other information

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:

  • The ability to plan and organise own work
  • Extensive knowledge of health and social care provision and local/national policy drivers
  • Understanding of the different Gypsy and Traveller groups who use the service
  • The ability to work flexibly towards creative, client centred solutions with individuals who may have seeming intractable problems and who may be suspicious of services
  • The ability to build effective relationships with clients and communities in order to develop pathways enable clients to access services and advocate for their own needs
  • Excellent problem solving and analysis skills
  • Excellent range of interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to set boundaries, challenge appropriately and manage conflict constructively
  • Experience of outreach or community based work
  • Experience of assessment of needs and case management
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • A full driving license and access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • Working with GRT and liveaboard boating communities and/or personal lived experience of being in the travelling communities is desirable.

Desirable Qualifications-

  • Health or Social Care qualification at degree level or equivalent

What they offer:

  • £22,500 pro rata
  • Cash Health Plan
  • Flexible Annual Leave
  • Excellent supervision, training and development opportunities
  • A chance to be part of an exciting and highly respected charity, making real difference to the lives of socially excluded people around the South West

How to apply

Please click the APPLY button and CHECK YOUR EMAILS for the link to the careers page which will have the application form & recruitment pack.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Casework Coordinator, Caseworker, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Outreach Worker, Community Outreach Coordinator, Social Support may also be considered for this role.

Required skills

  • Social Care
  • Caseworker
  • Social Worker
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Casework Coordinator
  • Community Outreach Coordinator

Reference: 34639563

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