Outreach Worker

£14 - £16 per hour
City of London
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Job description

Job Title: Outreach Worker
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Central London

Assignment: 3 months (possible extension)

Pay: £14-£16 per hour


Rota: Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:00, with 2 early shifts a week

We are looking for an experienced Outreach Worker to join our central London based client's outreach team. This fantastic opportunity will see you joining a superb service which supports the rough sleeper community in central London. This is a very important position. This role will see you working with clients who are currently staying within temporary accommodation. It will be your responsibility to assess clients within your caseload, ready them for move on and liaise with the local authority to advise which clients are ready for the Private rented sector

If you crave influence and responsibility within a team, this is a role where your voice is not only heard but contributes towards quick, satisfying outcomes, providing rough sleepers with hope and a route away from the streets. Not only this but as an outreach worker you will work alongside other amazing like minded individuals and agencies with the sole aim of reducing the number of people sleeping rough in Central London.

As an Outreach Worker you will:

  • Supporting rough sleepers to access appropriate social care services and accommodation options
  • Be a first response to referrals, carrying out needs and risk assessments with new rough sleepers
  • Update assessments on rough sleepers already known to the team
  • Regularly update the CHAIN database
  • Find the best cause of action for each client's scenario
  • Recommend suitable clients for move on/PRS
  • Work alongside other agencies including, local authorities, health services, housing providers, the police and drug & alcohol services

To be successful you will need to:

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Be flexible and responsive to meet the needs of rough sleepers
  • Have the confidence and ability to manage a caseload of complex clients
  • Have the necessary IT skills to collect, collate and interpret data
  • Be confident in representing our client at external meetings and with outside agencies
  • You must have an enhanced, adult and child DBS check to apply for this post, if you need one, get in touch

If you are interested, please apply ASAP, this position is always a popular opportunity!

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.

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George Coombes
Consultant
Housing Recruitment Team / Social Care Recruitment Team
London
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