Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker

Job Title: Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Barnstaple, Devon
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Reference: 205195_1546433453
Contact Name: Laura Holland
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 02, 2019 12:50

Job Description

Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker


Temporary 10 hours a week - 3 month contract

Salary DOE

Acorn Recruitment are looking for a Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker to join a busy team in the Barnstaple area.

The main aims of the enhanced Rough Sleeper Service are:

  1. To provide effective Outreach Services to prevent the flow of rough sleepers.
  2. To identify, social care needs and substance misuse and to offer practical therapeutic support to clients to effectively address this.
  3. To provide enhanced outreach services to street rough sleepers to enable access to specialist supported accommodation pathways or alternative appropriate accommodation.
  4. To provide enhanced multi-agency interventions in specialist supported accommodation to enable faster and more sustainable move on, offering accommodation to a greater number with less waiting time.
  5. Increase the accommodation range with 4 units of specialist Housing First accommodation for some of our most complex clients.
  6. To deliver a holistic and flexible service to meet the needs of clients.
  7. To establish and maintain strong, effective relationships with rough sleepers and health and welfare professionals from a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations.
  8. To manage a case load of clients, some of whom may have multiple and complex needs.
  9. To secure access to accommodation with support through the Northern Devon Hub and NDC's temporary accommodation provision.
  10. To refer to support services for specialist support.

The Safeguarding Outreach worker:

  1. Must be physically able to cope with 'street work', including accessing remote and rural locations and early morning starts.
  2. Must have relevant experience of working with Rough Sleepers.
  3. Will have experience of assessing clients' needs and working with adults with complex needs who may be isolated or withdrawn.
  4. Experience of dealing with moderate exposure to health and safety risks associated with meeting the client group.
  5. Will have an enhanced DBS check.

Please apply online today or call the branch on 01271 343222 for more information!

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