Rough Sleeper Coordinator (Benefits and Housing Needs)
Permanent - Full Time
£38,766 - £40,653 per annum (PO3)
Hackney is London's most diverse, dynamic borough. Reaching from the Square Mile to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, this is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in technology, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green spaces than any other inner London borough; some of the capital's finest schools; first class transport connections; excellent public services; and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors. We seek people with ambition, creativity and commitment to ensure our economic growth provides benefits for everyone and creates opportunities to transform the lives of residents.
As a Rough Sleeper Coordinator, you will have wide ranging experience of working with single homeless people from different backgrounds, with differing levels of support needs and an understanding of the resettlement pathways that need to be in place to reduce rough sleeping.
You will be able to co-ordinate, manage and improve the boroughs offer to assist those that are rough sleeping into settled accommodation pathways. You will be used to sourcing funding and identifying opportunities to trial new approaches and projects.
You will be motivated by the desire to make a real impact on the quality of life for individuals and communities and will be able to work on your own initiative as efficiently as possible across many different locations.
You will also be able to communicate and negotiate at many different levels as the integral role in bringing our partners even closer together to work towards a common goal of ending rough sleeping.
In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.
The successful candidate will have:
- Sound knowledge of Homelessness and Rough Sleeping in particular, including working knowledge of the current context within the London Borough of Hackney
- An understanding of how to deliver effective results in the area of Rough Sleeping
- Relevant experience of homelessness, rough sleeper and other relevant services
- An ability to demonstrate imagination, initiative and flexibility in problem solving in an environment of change.
- Delivering a range of outreach support to individuals including those with drug/alcohol use, mental health and behavioural issues
- Providing support to encourage people from hard to reach groups and hidden populations into services, including those not willing or able to access
- Signposting to other support services where an individual with problematic drug and/or alcohol use does not engage with the service or whose support needs are not limited to drug and alcohol use.
- Promoting and linking up the full range of support available for rough sleepers.
- Providing outreach to local communities to better support outcomes by, delivering awareness training and group work to community groups and external agencies.
To apply for this role, please refer to the job description and person specification.
When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
Closing Date: Sunday 27 January 2019 (22:59 hrs)
Interviews week commencing 4 February 2019
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.