Senior Outreach Worker

  • Job Reference: SHP1300
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Single Homeless Project
  • Location: Ilford, London
  • Salary: £28,193 to £30,874
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our Street Outreach Response Team are looking for someone who would like to make a positive change in people's lives.  As the successful candidate, you will be motivated and have creative solutions for those who are experiencing homelessness, many of whom face multiple disadvantages and have multiple needs including those who may have immigration issues.

Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity. Our vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life. We help single Londoners by preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change.

As the Senior Outreach Worker, your role will give you a degree of autonomy and to organise your day-to-day shift patterns, in response to client needs.  Teamwork and partnership working is also an essential and a key part of your role, as the team compromises of specialist Navigators and outreach workers.  You will also be working with specialist substance use outreach services and mental health outreach team (NEFLT), as well as liaising with the current housing and support provisions in the borough.  

To succeed, you will have knowledge and experience of substance use and recovery & harm minimisation models, as well as an understanding and experience of working within the homelessness sector and/or housing. You will also have excellent communication skills and engagement skills, to work with a wide range of rough sleepers from those experiencing rough sleeping for the first time or those who have been facing homelessness for extended periods of time.  We also welcome applications from applicants who can demonstrate transferable skills.

You will be committed to working in a flexible way to contributing and providing support, empowerment, choices and opportunities to help individuals reach their potential and navigate their way off the streets. Working hours are flexible, the core hours are between 7am - 4pm, annual street counts are conducted during the night in conjunction with the local authority.

Outreach shifts take place in and around Ilford and the wider areas of the Borough of Redbridge. Ilford Station; 20minutes from Liverpool Street Station, 10 mins from Stratford Station

If you would like to be part of change we would like to hear from you.

Closing date: 23rd May 2022 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 30th May 2022

This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: Single Homeless Project will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
Single Homeless Project is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces.  We are also Disability Confident Committed and are IIP Silver accredited.