Location: Redbridge, London
Salary: Up to £12.68 per hour
Posted: 5 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Project Worker - Rough Sleepers / Homelessness

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services various clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures.

Project Worker - Rough Sleepers / Homelessness, Ilford, £12.68per hour, 3-4 months, 37.5 hrs per week

Cold Weather Shelter

  • 24/7 Cold weather shelter
  • EEA nationals, low to medium support needs - seeking employment referred from the current night shelter and homeless provisions in Redbridge.
  • Working in partnership with Eastern European Resource Centre (EERC).
  • The accommodation will have a dedicated key work and group workshop space, double rooms for holding two people per room.
  • EEA Employment Initiative Shelter will be open 24/7 and will operate shifts between the hours of:
  • 00am - 4.00pm
  • 00pm - 10.00pm
  • 30pm - 8.30am

Line cover requirements will be as follows:

Project Workers

Pay Rate: £12.68 per hour

We will operate a rolling rota which will be Monday to Sunday with a mix of early and late shifts.

Managers will be on site in core hours and at the busiest times in the day.

Project Workers

We are ideally looking for individuals who are able to commit to at least 30 hours each week. We need a core team of staff able to work regular shifts over the full four-month period.

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. Whilst previous cold weather shelter experience is not essential an understanding of the programme is desirable as is an understanding of the services available to support the needs of street homeless people with multiple needs.

Project workers will hold a caseload and 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.

For the EEA Employment Initiative the duties of the Project Workers (see below) will be broadly similar however we are also looking for some of the team to be able to speak Polish or Romanian.

Project Workers duties on a typical shift are:

  • Book in new guests welcoming and showing them around the shelter
  • Undertake an initial needs assessment and risk assessment with each client
  • 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
  • Undertake casework concerned with an individual clients needs this casework is concerned to managing presenting crisis issues and the clients move on from the shelter :
  • Making arrangements for clients appointments, making onward referrals to the services the client needs and where the shift cover allows accompanying some appointments
  • Following up on move-on options identified by the resettlement workers based within the shelter
  • Regularly meeting in both a formal and informal way with guests to identify any barriers to their occupying there bed in the shelter and moving on in a planned way and agreeing action that the shelter can assist with
  • Resolving benefit payment issues, accessing health and social care or mental health treatment services
  • Working with any volunteers on the shift to guide activities and assisting in delivery of recreational activities within the shelter.
  • Ensuring that the shelter is safe and secure at all times - regularly walking around all spaces and taking action to maintain a safe environment
  • Assist in the preparation and serving of an evening meal and clearing up after breakfast
  • On a night shift preparing laying out breakfast.
  • Liaise with the onsite specialist integration worker from EERC
  • Room checks

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