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Outreach Worker – The Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub

Organisation St Martins
Location Somewhere Safe Hub, Recorder Road, Norwich
Website Visit organisation website
Contract type Initially a fixed term contract until 31st August 2022 
Salary Salary starting from £20,903- £24,491 per annum
Hours Full time, 38 hours per week. Shift work including days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays
Date posted 9 September 2021
Closing date 24 September 2021

We are looking for an Outreach Worker to join us at The Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub- just one element of the Rapid Re-housing Pathway which is included in the Governments Rough Sleeping Strategy 2018.

The aim of the service is to provide a safe place to stay for a person who is already sleeping rough, has a history of rough sleeping or at imminent risk of rough sleeping. At the Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub a person needs will be assessed and a clear and rapid housing pathway with support will be identified and quickly put in to place, working in partnership with local service providers and Norwich City Council.

We are looking for an Outreach Workers to have direct responsibility for the assessment and support of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to liaise with all persons identified as appropriate to the support of each individual.

Within the role, you will be responsible for ensuring that each person undergoes a full assessment on admission to the Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub outreach service, as well as assisting with completing a homeless application with their local authority and work alongside the individual, encouraging & supporting them with completing actions set on their Personal Housing Plan to relieve their homelessness.

You will promote a positive, non-institutionalised stimulating environment to maximise opportunities for independence, improved wellbeing and achievement.

To be successful you will be confident, adaptable, and conscientious, have empathy with our service users and the determination to make a difference. Experience of working with people with substance misuse and mental health issues is essential.

For more information about the role, please call Alex Colahan, Manager of the Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub, on 01603 851354.

How to apply

Full details about the role and The Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub requirements can be found on our website Working at St Martins – St Martins (stmartinshousing.org.uk)

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  24th September 2021