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Thames Reach
Greater London
£29,796 – £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Thames Reach
Greater London
£29,796 – £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Thames Reach
Greater London
£25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
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Thames Reach
Greater London
£29,796 – £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Full time 37.5 per week (Mon-Sun shifts)
Fixed term contract for 9 Months

Closing Date: 17/08/2020 Midnight
Interviews: W/C 24/08/2020

We are looking for two Lead Workers to join our Newham Rough Sleeper team. 

At Thames Reach we are committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to deliver high standard and effective services to vulnerable people.

Our Newham Rough Sleeper team works with Newham council and other stakeholders to:
– Reduce the number of people rough sleeping in the borough by quickly identifying the most appropriate route off the streets for entrenched rough sleepers with complex needs and devising and sharing a plan for achieving this.
– Reduce the number of long term rough sleepers in Newham by directly case working a small number of individuals with complex needs and case histories, supporting them to leave the streets and move into long term accommodation.
– Support people who have been placed in temporary accommodation to sustain and successfully move on from this.

Clients we support present with a variety of support needs including substance misuse, poor mental health, poor physical health and immigration issues.

We are looking for Lead Workers to support rough sleepers to move away from the streets and access and maintain sustainable accommodation and support. You’ll be assertive and persistent, able to give difficult messages and still get positive outcomes for our clients.

With the help of our experienced senior staff and management, you will be supported and trained to use your strong communication and creative problem-solving skills. You will receive regular supervision from experienced staff who will both guide your work and encourage and facilitate your personal development.

This post will consist of office work, street based outreach shifts and visits to accommodation. You’ll be based in Newham.

We need Lead Workers to:
– Support rough sleepers to rapidly identify and access accommodation outside of London.
– Assist hostels to quickly move their residents on to more suitable and independent accommodation.
– Assertively identify routes away from the streets for rough sleepers and then continue to work with them in short stay accommodation to put together a more detailed long term plan.

As Lead Worker you will have:
– The ability to provide a flexible and responsive service to meet the needs of rough sleepers across London.
– Excellent communication and creative problem solving skills enabling you to create options for people where these may be hard to find.
– Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to work with rough sleepers.
– The flexibility to work late and early shifts and weekends as required.
– The enthusiasm and ability to manage a case load of complex clients.
– The ability to carry out assessments and oversee a multi-agency problem solving approach with people who may have a history of challenging services.
– The confidence and knowledge to supervise volunteers and interns.
– An ability to work both autonomously and within the team; ensure health and safety requirements are followed and manage risk to ensure the safety of all parties involved.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:
– 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
– Development opportunities
– 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
– Reimbursement of the cost of annual eye test
– Season ticket/cycle loan
– Flexible Working
– EAP services

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Posted on: 05 August 2020
Closing date: 17 August 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development,Support Worker
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