Female Specialist Outreach Worker

  • Job Reference: 6962530/002
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2020
  • Recruiter: London
  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: £12.00 to £14.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 3 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Female Specialist Outreach Worker – Urgently Required

Our client, a reputable local authority, is urgently seeking an experienced Female Outreach Worker. The role will require a passionate individual with experience in providing practical and emotional support to women who are at risk of abuse or survivors of domestic abuse.Position:          Female Specialist Outreach Worker

Period:            3 months with possible extension

Hours:             35 hours a week (includes evening and weekend work)

Location:         Kent

DBS:                Enhanced (preferably on the update service)

Rate:               £12-14 per hour

Duties for this role will include:

  • Communicating with women who are fleeing sex work, domestic abuse and exploitation

  • Providing support to clients and working with other teams such as housing options in order assist women with integration into support services

  • Conducting risk assessments and developing support plans, while managing a caseload

  • Providing information and advice on available support services in order to help long term rough sleepers seek resettlement

  • Motivating service users who are socially and chronically excluded from mainstream services

  • Delivering a multi-agency approach in order to reduce rough sleeping within the council

  • Identifying high complex needs clients, and being able to signpost and refer them to the appropriate services

Essential requirements:

  • Previous experience of lone working in a support work capacity

  • Up to date knowledge of Housing and Homelessness Legislation in addition to knowledge of criminal legislation

  • Experience working with complex needs clients and vulnerable people within the field of homelessness

Please note that due to the nature of this position, it is an occupational requirement that this role is carried out by women only. This is in line with Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

Any successful candidate will need their own vehicle with insurance for business use.

If you would like to be considered for this position or for any other homelessness opportunities please contact the Housing Team on 020 7557 7667 for email your CV to housing@venngroup.com

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