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Greater Together Manchester, Bury (On-site)
£21,840 per year FTE
We're seeking a pro-active, enthusiastic individual who has experience supporting people experiencing homelessness and insecure housing.
Posted 1 day ago
PACT (Parents and Children Together), Vauxhall (Hybrid)
Salary range for Social Worker: £32,743 to £40,019 per annum. Senior Social Worker: £37,780 to £46,175 per annum. Plus £3,299 per annum location allowance
Posted 1 day ago
Closing tomorrow
Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS), Aberdeen (Hybrid)
£37,821 - £44,855 per year
Posted 2 weeks ago
Young Lives vs Cancer, Cambridge (Hybrid)
£30,457 (£38,072 FTE)
Posted 1 week ago
Closing in 5 days
The Salvation Army, Multiple Locations (Hybrid)
£46,350 per annum (working a minimum of 40% across each month at our London Headquarters) or £41,384 (Less than 40% attendance at our London Office)
Posted 3 days ago
Closing tomorrow
Citizens Advice Southwark, London (On-site)
£38,759 to £40,573 per annum
Citizens Advice Southwark has been awarded funding by City Bridge Foundation to provide a welfare benefits advice service for Southwark.
Posted 1 week ago
Closing in 2 days
Bexley Voluntary Service Council, Multiple Locations (On-site)
£32,015 per year including OLW + 6% pension contribution
You will empower and support residents to access charities, community orgs and groups to enable them to improve their own health & wellbeing
Posted 1 week ago Quick Apply
South East London Mind, Multiple Locations (Hybrid)
£37,062 per year
Seeking a Casework Manager within our Welfare Benefits Service to line manage and supervise our team of Welfare Benefits Specialists
Posted today
Closing in 7 days
World Horse Welfare, Norwich, Norfolk (Hybrid)
£34,500 per year
Posted today
Closing in 3 days
The Oddfellows, Manchester (On-site)
£21,136 per year
We are looking for a Care and Welfare Officer to support members directly and help branches enhance the health and wellbeing of members
Posted 4 days ago Quick Apply
The Humane League UK, Remote
Starting Salary of £35,870 or £39,457 for Inner London Weighting
Posted 5 days ago
Closing in 3 days
Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Remote
£8,700 pro-rata (£29,000 FTE)
Posted 1 week ago
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Bury, Greater Manchester (On-site)
£21,840 per year FTE
Part-time (25 hours)
Temporary (18-month fixed term)
Job description

Wayfinder is our community led, relational homelessness programme. We're looking for a Engagement & Support Worker to join our small team and help support our participants and volunteers. 

The post requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will work as part of the Homeless Services Team to support clients across a number of our projects, with a primary focus on support our Wayfinder Participants.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable, homeless people or disadvantaged groups. The post is a mix of practical involvement and administrative work and requires flexible working and adaptable thinking. Some evening and weekend working will be required as part of the role.

We are actively encouraging applications for this role from people with lived experience of homelessness or insecure housing.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, however a previous criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from undertaking this role. ​

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To provide advice and support to clients to help them stay in their property or find and secure long-term accommodation.
  • To work alongside other staff and volunteers to support clients in a way that acknowledges their identity, dignity and self-worth. Engaging with them to address the issues which have contributed to their current situation.
  • To deliver activities, one to one support and group sessions to clients.  
  • To accompany clients to meetings with other agencies or healthcare professionals.
  • To carry out dynamic risk assessments during all client interactions.
  • Liaise pro-actively with social housing providers, private landlords and other housing providers on behalf of clients as required.
  • To work with an appropriate and realistic number of clients as part of your own case load, as determined by your line manager.
  • To adapt to working within different and varying community settings, showing flexibility and sensitivity to work alongside other staff and volunteers.
  • To collect and keep accurate records, documentation and data that demonstrates impact and assists in monitoring clients’ progress. This includes providing data that supports the monitoring and evaluation of the overall performance of the charity.
  • To keep up to date with the range of statutory and voluntary services established to assist adults with health, social welfare, financial, legal, housing and addiction problems and to advocate with these services on the clients’ behalf.
  • To promote effective multi-agency working, sharing information appropriately in order to support clients in accessing service, advice and information.
  • To work collaboratively across all GTM projects to ensure the best outcome for clients.
  • To assist with the running of other GTM projects when required.
  • To work with all staff and volunteers to ensure that all policies and procedures are adhered to, with a particular focus on Health & Safety and Safeguarding.
  • To attend meetings, conferences or events relating to your role or the work of Greater Together Manchester, as agreed with the Homeless Services Manager.
  • To undertake any training or development opportunities as agreed.
  • To undertake any additional tasks required as agreed with your line manager or the Board of Trustees.
Application resources
Posted by
Greater Together Manchester View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10

Transforming lives and communities across Greater Manchester

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Posted on: 15 July 2024
Closing date: 13 August 2024 at 17:00
Job ref: EngSupJul2024
Tags: Advice / Information,Advocacy,Housing,Customer support,Engagement / Outreach,Homelessness,Mental Health,Refugee / Immigration,Social / Support Work

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