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Support Worker
Rough Sleepers | 1 IG3 |£13.12 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7490 | Posted: 11/03/2021

Central is currently recruiting for a Homeless Caseworker, to work in the Redbridge area. The service provides hostel accommodation to support rough sleepers who may also have complex needs including: mental health issues and substance misuse, and may also be fleeing domestic abuse or be perpetrators of domestic abuse. The aim of the service is to support them with independent living skills, education, training and employment.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday (weekends optional), covering early (8AM - 4PM) and late (2:00PM - 9:30PM) shifts. Cover is required for 3 months initially, with a possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £11.71 per hour totalling £13.12 inclusive of holiday pay.

In this position, you will be responsible for;

" Working within the company's organisational and local procedural framework to provide an effective, high quality and responsive service across all services within the pathway, with clients who may present with high and complex support needs.
" Working within a psychologically informed environment, to carry out structured client focused assessments which appropriately and creatively addresses the presenting needs of clients, and effectively supports them in working towards achieving their goals and aspirations.
" Providing effective, high quality support to a caseload of clients to help them find sustainable accommodation. Caseworkers hold responsibility for developing holistic, coproduced support plans that facilitate the achievement of defined outcomes. The role requires close partnership working and the ability to deliver focused, time sensitive and effective housing solutions.

To apply for this role, you must have experience of;

" An understanding of working in homeless support services; with a demonstrable knowledge of Housing and other related Legislation.
" Experience of delivering high quality, structured and time limited interventions that prevent or relieved homelessness
" Experience of completing in depth assessments and producing planned co-produced support plans focused on setting and achieving goals.
" Ability to work in close partnership with external agencies and effectively liaise with a range of service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve services for clients.
" Ability to be self-motivating, work under pressure, and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
" The ability to deliver a sensitive and client-centred service to rough sleepers who may be experiencing mental health problems, alcohol and / or substance misuse trauma and domestic abuse, and are mistrustful and have a low level of engagement with services
" An understanding of current Welfare Benefits, and a level of numeracy sufficient to carry out tasks such as budgeting and support with clients to maintain rent accounts.

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with the appointed candidate expected to start immediately.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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