Newham Street Population Outreach Worker
£33,324-£35,751 per annum
(initially 6 months secondment/fixed term contract)
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you are able to help rough sleeper’s access accommodation and help reduce the number of rough sleepers in Newham? Do you enjoy working in an environment where every day is different to the next? Then this could be the role for you. You will help deliver the Council’s vision of putting people at the heart of everything we do, and that includes helping street homeless into sustainable accommodation.
Newham currently have 2 X Outreach Officer vacancies.
You will be carrying out outreach and offering support to rough sleepers by arranging appropriate support and accommodation to help prevent homelessness reoccurring. You will love helping others and enjoy supporting individuals to get the help they need. Your positive attitude towards your work and others will help to contribute to a great working environment. You will have a calm and personable manner and be able to handle potentially difficult situations.
About the Job
You will work closely with third sector agencies, Homelessness Prevention and Advice Service, various commissioned providers who deliver accommodation, mental health support, drug and alcohol support etc, other internal and external stakeholders to reduce rough sleeping in the borough.
You will work with the Outreach Manager, lead Support Officer and Street Population Manager to ensure daily outreach rota is covered and targeted outreach is met producing weekly intelligence on hotspots and vulnerable/prolific rough sleepers.
You will work with other team members including the Homeless Prevention and Advice Service to ensure rough sleepers qualifying for assistance under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 are offered relief duty where appropriate.
You will exercise due consideration to confidential information relating to the Council’s business by ensuring you do not act in a way which may be prejudicial to the Council’s interests. This applies to the general business of the Council and information gathered regarding individuals.
You will have excellent IT skills in a range of systems, a flexible approach and the ability to meet tight deadlines. You will need to demonstrate a professional approach and a strong commitment to customer services.
You will contribute towards the implementation of a working culture that is result-orientated, customer focused and an ethos of 'right first time' service delivery. Undertake all duties with minimum supervision and be responsible for continuous personal development by requesting and attending training where necessary.
You will support the resilience agenda by promoting the council's self serve agenda at every opportunity.
This position is offered initially on 6 months secondment/Fixed Term contract , including some early and some late shifts. The jobholder will be required to carry out casework.
For more information about these opportunities please contact the Street Population Manager, Ajitha Sajeev 02033738978 or 07900341784
Closing Date: 6th December 2020
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The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.
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