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Location: Ilford, London
Salary: Up to £12.68 per hour
Posted: 3 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Project Workers - Rough Sleepers / Homelessness (EEA)

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services various clients such as young people, 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.

Position Available: Project Workers - Rough Sleepers / Homelessness, 3 months ongoing, 37.5hrs, £12.68 per hour

IMPORTANT Note for Applicants:

Candidates must have either previous experience of working with Eastern European clients, and ideally will have some Eastern European language skills.

Candidates who have previous experience working with rough sleepers and working in the homeless sector.

This is an all male client group who are all from an Eastern European background.

Candidates who have worked in the employment sector or Education, Training & Employment (ETE) experience are also welcome to apply.

EEA Employment & Integration Initiative - Redbridge

  • 24/7 supported accommodation, catered with chef on site.
  • EEA nationals, low to medium support needs - seeking employment and EUSS applications referred from the current night shelter and homeless provisions in Redbridge.
  • SHP working in partnership with Eastern European Resource Centre (EERC).
  • Open from the end of November 2019 to either end of 2020 or end of March 2021
  • The accommodation will have a dedicated key work and group workshop space, double rooms for holding one person per room.
  • The Goodmayes project is a catered service and is open 24/7 and will operate shifts between the hours of:
  • 00am - 4.00pm
  • 00pm - 10.00pm
  • 30pm - 8.30am - (Night Concierge workers only)

Project Worker

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, no over-night 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 work on a rolling rota which will be Monday to Sunday with a mix of early and late shifts, and cover 37.5 hours per week. Ideally, candidates should be available until the end of the year, however individuals with suitable experience who are interested in completing a short-term placement can be considered.

Candidates must have either previous experience of working with Eastern European clients, and ideally will have some Eastern European language skills.

Candidates who have previous experience working with rough sleepers and working in the homeless sector.

Candidates who have worked in the employment sector or Education, Training & Employment (ETE) experience are also welcome to apply.

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. We are looking for candidates who are motivated, creative and able to liaise with employment agencies, and education institutions.

An understanding of the services available to support the needs of street homeless people with multiple needs is essential.

Project workers will hold a small caseload focusing on support with EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) applications and employment applications. This will be undertaken in full participation with the 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 or other Eastern European languages.

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.
  • Liaise with EU Consulates and EU embassies to support with Settled and/or pre-settled status applications.
  • Undertake casework concerned with an individual clients needs this casework will also provide holistic support.
  • Making arrangements for clients appointments, making onward referrals to the services the client needs and where the shift cover allows accompanying some appointments.
  • 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 if applicable, accessing health and social care or mental health treatment services.

Please send your cv directly to coletteniles@barkerross.co.uk

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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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