Location: Islington, London
Salary: Up to £12.68 per hour
Posted: 6 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Project Worker x8 - Homelessness and Rough Sleepers

Job Description

Our client is opening three new Cold Weather Shelters (CWS) for Winter 2019/20 based in Islington and Redbridge. The three services will operate separately.

Please see below details for additional information on each service, including clarification on line cover requirements.

Position Available: Project Worker x8 - Homelessness and Rough Sleepers, Islington and Redbridge, multiple roles available , 2-3 months, £12.68 per hour, 37.5 hrs per week

Line cover requirements will be as follows:

Project Workers

Shift pattern:

  • 00am - 4.00pm
  • 00pm - 10.00pm
  • 30pm - 8.30am

Pay Rate: £12.68 per hour

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

Project Workers may be required to work occasional weekends.

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.

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
  • Keyworking
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Room checks

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


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.

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