Job Title: Assessment Hub Caseworker
Base: Waltham Forest, London
Reports to: Team Leader
Hours: Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:00
Pay: £14 holiday pay = £15.69 or £18.00 per umbrella per hour
Assignment: 3 months
Purpose of Role:
As an Assessment Hub Caseworker at our confidential Waltham Forest Integrated Rough Sleeper Service, you will play a vital role in rapidly assessing service users within a 28-day assessment centre and creating suitable and sustainable Move-On Plans to resolve homelessness. Your responsibilities also include engaging with individuals leading a 'street-based lifestyle,' including those sleeping rough, with the objective of connecting them with the appropriate services and facilitating their transition into more stable living conditions. You'll work to increase service user choice, involvement, and empowerment, promoting sustainable change while coordinating efforts to achieve positive outcomes for each client. Additionally, you'll focus on building and strengthening service users' personal strengths and social networks, both in the UK and their country of origin.
This role demands flexibility and a proactive approach to engage with hard-to-reach service users and provide a range of effective interventions. Key activities include identifying and establishing contact with service users sleeping rough, including those initially unwilling to engage with services. You'll collaborate with drug and alcohol teams to facilitate access to treatment, work with Mental Health Agencies to address mental health issues and ensure ongoing healthcare access for service users. Moreover, you'll support efforts to divert newcomers to rough sleeping, encourage people to return to their home communities, and cooperate with local Housing Providers to maximize accommodation opportunities.
You'll participate in street counts when required, represent the team at external forums, and maintain accurate service user records in compliance with Change Grow Live's procedures and protocols. This role may entail working irregular hours, including unsociable hours and during severe weather conditions.
General terms of reference:
Education Knowledge and Experience:
Abilities and Skills:
Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.