Leigh, Greater Manchester
Wigan, Greater Manchester
£22,400 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Job Title: Outreach Support Worker Salary: £ 22,400.00

Status: Substantive

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Holidays: 22 Days plus Bank Holidays 

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 Friday 5th March

Interviews : W/C 8th March 2021 ( possibly via Zoom)

To Apply : Please review the attached documents and enclose CV & Covering letter stating how you meet the person specification for this role

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The key role will be 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.

Posted on: 17 February 2021
Closed date: 05 March 2021
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work

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