Brighton, Brighton and Hove

£24,657 - £28,221 per year

Permanent, Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

2x Assessment and Reconnection Workers

Brighton

£24,657 - £28,221 pa

1x Permanent/Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

1x Fixed Term Contract for 1 year/Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

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.

We are currently seeking 2 Assessment & Reconnection Workers to join our outreach team in Brighton. You will effectively carry out comprehensive assessments for those rough sleeping, which may include facilitating their rapid reconnection 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 people that are 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 and flexible approach, as well as 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 organised in advance in order to support staff to make plans for their days off and achieve a healthy work/life balance.

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 visit the St Mungo's careers page for further information and  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.

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Closing Date for applications: 10 am, 3 July 2019

Interview and assessments: 11 & 12 July 2019

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

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, 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.

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