Job Title: Outreach Support Worker
Salary: £ 22,178.00 pro rata
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Holidays: 22 Days plus Bank Holidays pro rata
Based at: Locations throughout the Wigan Borough
Responsible to: Outreach Team Lead
Accountable to: Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty Trustees
Closing Date : 12 Noon 23rd September 2020
Interviews : W/C 28th September
*** Please note that the vacancy may close early if a satisfactory number of applicants are received ****
The Brick is a small charity with big aspirations for people in need within our community. We provide RELIEF, RESTORATION and REFORMATION by offering tailored support, hope, and opportunity to those looking to improve their quality of life. We are looking for an Outreach Support Worker to engage with individuals in the borough who are rough sleeping and who at present do not access services. The Post Holder will utilise their skills and experience to continue to work towards and develop partnerships, develop specific referral pathways into accommodation and recovery services, gather intelligence, build trust and respect, and lead and contribute to extensive outreach within the community.
The post holder will, in partnership with other existing services and organisations, identify barriers into accommodation and treatment and work on creating and delivering solutions to these barriers. The post holder will also focus on early intervention, assertive and pro-active attrition work engaging individuals who are rough sleeping. The Outreach and Engagement team will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved.
They will also be required to record and input data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements. The post holder will be required to work across a number of operational sites across the borough as required and work flexibly to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This will include evening and weekend working and extensive street outreach. The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for personal development, identifying personal training needs and participate in regular supervision and appraisal.
*** The Brick is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of our workforce.
We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and support or staff from different backgrounds****
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