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Reading, Reading
£11.07 / £12.97 per hour depending on role
Part-time, Temporary, Full-time
Job description

Casual / Locum Support Workers (Homelessness / Vulnerable Adults)

Oxford / Reading

Salary: £11.07 / £12.97 per hour depending on role

Flexible working

Are you looking to work flexibly, in a varied role where you can make a real difference helping homeless people to rebuild their lives?

If so, you may be interested in joining our clients locum bank. They are looking for individuals to play a key role in supporting the delivery of their services.

About the role

Our client’s Oxford and Reading Rough Sleeping Services are looking for people to join their local locum bank.

In Reading they are looking for people to support their Outreach team. As an Outreach Worker Locum, you would be expected to work early and late shifts, making contact with rough sleepers in the community.

In Oxford our client have several opportunities for Locum Workers, suiting individuals with varying degrees of experience. In their Rough Sleeper Service, they are looking for workers to support the running of the Assessment Hub and working with clients, but also welcome candidates who do not have direct experience and are looking to develop their skills within the sector.

As a Locum Worker you can work flexibly, on an ad hoc or temporary basis. In joining the Locum bank you will be able to link yourself to services where you would like to pick up shifts and take on the number of shifts that fit your individual circumstances. In order to provide you with ongoing support you will be allocated a supervising manager and you will have access to mandatory training to ensure you have the tools to keep our clients safe. Our client offers enhanced pay for bank holidays and you can also accrue holiday pay.

Your role could include assessing the needs of individual rough sleepers on the streets, key working clients, supporting the day-to-day running of hostels, carrying out health and safety checks and working with external agencies.

What our client are looking for

These important roles will suit people with:

Experience of helping vulnerable people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change

An understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerable people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to build positive relationships with a wide range of people and deal with those who may be in a difficult personal or emotional situation.

Above all, we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to rebuild their lives.

What our client do

Their vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, their clients are at the heart of what they do, and in 2019 they supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Their locums play a crucial role in helping us to make this happen.

How to apply

To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.

Closing date: 10am on 29 June 2020

Interview and assessments on: TBC, from 13 July 2020

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

At our client, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2020, they are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and they are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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Refreshed on: 11 July 2020
Closing date: 10 August 2020
Job ref: STMED529477
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
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