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Cws Project Worker
Rough Sleepers | 1 N19 |£14.21 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7579 | Posted: 27/05/2021

Central are recruiting for a Project Worker to work in a Covid-19 emergency shelter on Holloway Road. The service primarily works with 29 rough sleepers with a wide variety of needs including multiple and complex needs referred from the outreach services in Islington.

As a Project Worker, you will work on a rolling rota which will be Monday to Friday, working on a two week basis of one week of Early shifts and one week of Late shifts, totalling 37.5 hours per week. Cover is required for 2-3 months with the possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £12.68 per hour, which totals £14.21 with holiday pay.

We are looking for people who are able to build supportive relationships and have an understanding and empathy for the issues facing people who are sleeping rough, as well as an understanding of the services available to support the needs of street homeless people with multiple needs.

Project workers will also look at drawing up move on plans for each resident and the delivery of that plan. This will be undertaken in full participation with the shelter resident and with any other organisations involved in their care and support.

Project Workers duties on a typical shift are:

" Sharing responsibility for case management with colleagues
" Undertake an initial Needs Assessment and Risk Assessment with each client & devise Support Plans
" Joint working with other agencies and professionals (Primary and Secondary healthcare services, GPS, Mental Health Team, Outreach Services, Treatment Services etc)
" Be alert to the health and wellbeing of each guest and at all times providing a warm and supportive response
" Being aware of the meaning of a psychologically informed environment, the impact of trauma and the ability to respond to challenging behaviour in a way that does not escalate or result in sanctions
" Making arrangements for clients appointments, making onward referrals to the services the client needs and where the shift cover allows accompanying some appointments
" Assisting with setting up benefits, bank accounts & maximising income
" Housing management tasks
" Assist in the preparation and serving of an evening meal and clearing up after breakfast

To apply for this role, you must have experience of key working a caseload of clients, conducting risk assessments and a knowledge of safeguarding. You must also have some experience of working with offenders or clients with substance misuse, mental health or homeless-related needs, or a combination of these client groups.

To register your interest in this vacancy please respond to this email at your earliest convenience.

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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