Location: West London
Salary: Up to £13 per hour
Posted: about 1 year ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Locum Support Workers - Rough Sleepers

Job Description

Our client is based in central London and support clients with a history of rough sleeping and homelessness. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures.

Position Available: Locum Support Workers - Rough Sleepers, Bayswater, £13.00 per hour per hour

Role Purpose:

We need people available for locum day or night work.

To reduce rough sleeping and associated street activity in Westminster by providing rapid assessment and advice to rough sleepers enabling them to move off the streets.



Service Delivery

  • In pairs within the wider Westminster CAS, provide street outreach across the whole City of Westminster, travelling by car where required
  • Respond to referrals, - e.g. rough sleepers, residents, businesses, members of the public - when possible to prevent rough sleeping as well as to feedback on contact outcomes
  • Facilitate supported reconnections of rough sleepers to the services and areas most appropriate for them
  • Assist partnership agencies as well as the Police and Immigration to reduce anti-social behaviour and rough sleeping hotspots in Westminster.
  • Take part in pan-Westminster operations and audits as requested by the Westminster CAS Team Manager or Coordinators

Organisational Responsibilities

  • Attend pre-briefing sessions and other meetings as required by the Outreach Team Manager and Coordinators.
  • Work within the confines of the Data Protection Policy & Procedure
  • Understand and implement Equal Opportunities and all other policies in all areas of work.
  • Ensure that agreed Health and Safety requirements are understood and complied with.
  • Attend internal and external training courses as appropriate.
  • Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required


  • Work in accordance with Equal Opportunities and all other policies in all areas of work.
  • Ensure that agreed Health and Safety requirements are understood and complied with.
  • Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required.

Experience required:

  • Experience of face to face work with vulnerable people or socially excluded adults - specifically homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • The ability to deal with challenging behaviour and be assertive in our response to hot spots and anti-social behaviour and manage the personal stress associated with this
  • The ability to communicate information effectively verbally , with users and other workers.
  • The ability to undertake regular streetwork sessions through the night.
  • The ability to manage time and prioritise workload effectively.
  • The ability to provide a fully sensitive and responsive service to clients
  • The ability to implement Equal Opportunities policy in all aspects of the job.
  • The ability to work cooperatively with other teams and external partner agencies.

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 forward your CV for consideration to or call directly on 07824016243

*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.


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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