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Homeless Outreach Officer

  • Job reference: 22365
  • Location: Rochester, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: Outreach Officer, Medway
A local authority in Kent are recruiting for an Outreach Officer to provide a supportive outreach response to rough sleepers by conducting outreach work across Medway to verify, engage and support rough sleepers

The Role
The focus of the role is to provide a supportive outreach response to rough sleepers. You will be responsible for conducting outreach work across Medway to verify, engage and support rough sleepers. This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*To follow up individuals sleeping rough and liaise with partner agencies to deliver multi-agency reports and interventions, within Medway.
*To provide information and advice on support services available and provide assistance in exploring various housing options. To seek resettlement and move on options for long term rough sleepers.
*To be able to adapt working practises to work with vulnerable people both on the streets and within accommodation.
*To carry a case load of clients, ensuring they are effectively supported and this is followed up with effective casework management including client centred support plans, risk assessments and needs assessments.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, it is essential that you have experience in dealing with rough sleepers with multiple needs and able to work with challenging behaviour, as well as the following knowledge of housing and homelessness legislation such as the Housing Act 1996; Homelessness Code of Guidance; Protection from Eviction Act 1977; and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. You will also require good working knowledge of outreach, accommodation projects and services that can help vulnerable people.

The Contract
This is a full time role on an initial 6-month contract that is likely to be extended.

How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions (lee. mcmillan @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Lee on 01772 208 966