Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker
Location: Central Bedfordshire
Salary: £20,478 pa
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those who are among the poorest in our community.
Working as part of a three-person outreach team you will provide an effective Street Outreach Programme ensuring engagement with Rough Sleepers before they become entrenched while also engaging with those who are entrenched.
Your initial remit will be to ensure that migrant rough sleepers are offered prompt and effective support to move away from life on the streets. You will be committed, compassionate, caring, have common sense and be empathetic to the needs of those among the most deprived. You will work with people who may be chaotic, may have mental health and addiction issues but need your help and support.
The post is based in Central Bedfordshire and you will be required to travel throughout the County, therefore having your own transport is essential.
You will understand what is important to people of all nationalities and the type of challenges that they face in achieving these in modern Britain.
Throughout your work you will have considerable autonomy and significant periods of time lone working, enabling you to make a personal difference to people’s lives. You will have excellent time-management, prioritisation, organisational, inter-personal, and administrative skills. You will be competent in IT and communication, have the ability to build relationships with people from many nationalities and a commitment to help those in need. You will be persistent and undaunted in the face of seeming adversity.