Rapid intervention Outreach Worker – Romanian Speaker
Permanent/Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
There is an exciting opportunity within the Westminster Street Outreach Service (SOS) to join us as an Outreach Worker.
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. Our belief is that rough sleeping is an intrinsically harmful and dangerous activity both for the individual and for the wider community.
The Westminster Street Outreach Service take a proactive and assertive approach to supporting people away from rough sleeping. Our aim is to support people to recover from the effects of rough sleeping and move away from a street lifestyle permanently.
Around a third of rough sleepers in Westminster are Romanian, therefore we are looking for a dynamic, self-driven person who speaks Romanian, to join the team as a Rapid Intervention Outreach Worker. The successful post holder will be responsible for the day to day delivery of the Westminster Street Outreach Service ensuring that rapid contact is made and sustained with those who find themselves rough sleeping in the borough.
The post holder will be able to demonstrate their experience of supporting vulnerable people from street to home and the confidence to build relationships with a variety of different people. Experience of conducting thorough assessments and the ability to work independently and prioritise your own workload are essential.
The ability to speak fluent Romanian is essential for this role.
Flexibility is needed, as you will be required to conduct regular Outreach work in the evening/early morning or at weekends. This post holder is also expected to travel inside and outside of Westminster at times including abroad when needed.
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. 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 would love to hear from you.
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Closing date: 10 am, 4 July 2019
Interview and assessments on: 15 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.