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Location: Richmond upon Thames, London
Salary: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 29 days ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Homelessness Navigator x3 - Richmond, Kingston, Sutton

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest charities in London that support homelessness and vulnerable people. They have multiple service for clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues.

Position Available: Homelessness Navigator - Richmond, Kingston, Sutton, £14-15 per hour, 6-12 months, Contract, 37.5 hours per week

Role Purpose:

Navigators will initially be embedded in the Drug & Alcohol Outreach Team. The Navigator Roles will work with this team as well as other stakeholders to ensure a multidisciplinary approach in order to support and co-ordinate their tailored and targeted work.

Navigators will be assigned to work with people rough sleeping, people at risk of rough sleeping and/or people who are newly accommodated off the street who would benefit from tailored support. They will follow the client from street outreach, giving a continued single point of contact and support through pathway systems and through to resettlement support. They will focus not just on finding and maintaining a housing solution but supporting the individual in their recovery to access services, find employment, undertake training, develop budgeting skills, cultivate positive social circles and be better equipped to maintain their accommodation and independence and avoid returning to the street.

Navigators will offer personalised, creative, innovative and effective support and be a single point of contact, building trust with clients, working in an inclusive way and empowering clients to achieve.

Navigators will co-ordinate support services, work with stakeholders and provide support, encouragement and advocacy to enable clients to navigate support and accommodation pathways in order to move away from the living on the streets.

Navigators will be assigned a rough sleeper caseload of up to 12 clients or more dependent on the complexity level of the clients on that caseload

Navigators will require freedom to try different forms of innovative interventions to achieve outcomes, with the full engagement and partnership of local agencies.

Navigators will need to demonstrate positive outcomes for clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement the service's policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme using a psychologically informed and recovery focused approach. Maintaining a standard of service as required by the Commissioners and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.
  • Implement the service's policies and procedures in order to deliver the overall operational programme using a psychologically informed and recovery focused approach. Maintaining a standard of service as required by the Commissioners and Equinox in order to deliver a safe and effective service.
  • Undertake street outreach (possibly unsociable hours) , in reach into day centres and provide assertive floating support to identify, engage and commence work with rough sleepers or people with a history of rough sleeping in order to encourage positive long term change.
  • Support service users to engage with their recovery, develop life skills, claim benefits and as necessary support them with move on options. Liaise with housing providers and work positively with key workers from other services

Experience:

  • Homelessness, outreach, supported housing or treatment experience
  • Experience of recovery focused service provision
  • Experience of assertive outreach
  • Key working, support planning, risk assessment experience and group work experience
  • Case coordination in a multi-agency setting
  • Experience of working successfully and creatively with multiple and complex needs
  • Experience or creative partnership working
  • Support planning, risk assessment and safeguarding knowledge
  • Knowledge of resettlement pathways and options
  • Knowledge of current drug and alcohol provision and relevant services, pathways and conditions

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 coletteniles@barkerross.co.uk

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