Homelessness Project Workers

  • Job Reference: 00084858-1
  • Date Posted: 3 August 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: North London, London
  • Salary: £14.00 to £17.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Our local authority client has a 3-month contract vacancy (with the possibility of extension) for the role of a HOMELESSNESS PROJECT WORKER, details as follows

Job Purpose

As a Project Worker you will be responsible for providing practical support to individuals accommodated in various specialist accommodation services delivered by the Organisation. This means delivering face-to face, virtual and telephone-based support work to help people affected by homelessness to secure positive housing, health, employment and wellbeing outcomes.

Responsibilities

To manage telephone, email and face to face communication with people living in the accommodation services and relevant professionals and members of the public seeking help.
Provide non-judgmental and empathetic communication that recognizes and reduces the distress and anxiety that people facing homelessness are likely to experience.
Provide high-quality support, information and signposting to clients that focuses on their strengths and goals and is delivered in a way that suits them and within a framework of active engagement, positive risk taking and person-centered planning.
To carry out comprehensive client assessments, identifying priorities and ongoing need, risk and assets including establishing move on options.
To assist people in making successful claims for housing benefit, welfare benefits, EU Settled Status and/or in work benefits as appropriate.
Organise and undertake formal and informal key working activities in a way that effectively encourages engagement and promotes opportunities for ongoing support for clients.
Liaising with other pathway services and accommodation providers to ensure people have a good quality, welcoming and safe place to live.
To promote health and wellbeing services and activities including Mental Health, GP and including Covid-19 specific interventions, making referrals where appropriate.Essential Requirements

Personal experience or understanding of the issues affecting vulnerable homeless people or those at risk of homelessness.
Understanding and commitment to working responsively to support individuals plan and realise their aspirations and strengths.
An ability to work proactively and respectfully to reduce distress and conflict whilst maintaining boundaries and ensuring consistency in complex and difficult situations.
Understanding of and commitment to following relevant safeguarding, Health & Safety and Domestic Violence policiesIf you have the necessary experience and qualifications to fulfill this role, please submit your CV ASAP