Assertive Outreach Worker

  • Job Reference: 00001664-1
  • Date Posted: 5 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Julian House Charity
  • Location: Weymouth, Dorset
  • Salary: £15,708 to £16,668
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Other jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

The Role

The successful Assertive Outreach Worker will deliver high quality, person-centred assertive outreach service, working as part of a team, making contact with new, repeat and long term people sleeping rough across the Dorset Council area. You will develop person-centred support plans that work with the individual to address their health, social and emotional needs in order to be able to sustain a healthy life away from the streets.

Note: This will include working weekends and unsocial hours and being able to walk a number of miles in all weather conditions


Responsibilities include

  • To undertake assertive outreach and hot spot visits across the locality area including during unsocial hours and weekends, maintaining a regular street presence
  • Identify, engage and assertively work with people sleeping rough within the locality area
  • Carry out needs assessments, support plans and risk assessments with identified people who are sleeping rough to secure access to services that are suitable for their immediate needs, and make appropriate referrals in partnership with them to establish a sustainable life away from the streets as quickly as possible
  • Establish supportive, trusting and professional relationships with service users using a Trauma Informed Approach. 
  • Since job descriptions cannot be exhaustive; the post holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities
  • To work in close partnership with the local authorities, police, emergency accommodation providers and wider partner agencies to maximise positive outcomes for service users

    Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A valid UK driving license and access to own vehicle – business insurance will be required for roles involving travel for work
  • The ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients and assess risk effectively
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults, people with complex needs or individuals who are difficult to engage with is desirable​

You can find the full job description here

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Wellbeing related support and advice and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops and 20% discount at bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
  • Reflective Practice sessions from objective, external facilitators

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with Vishnu (Resourcing Assistant) on 07720737770. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!