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Support and Rehousing Worker

  • Job reference: LMCENFRS2
  • Location: Enfield, London
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: A local authority in North London are recruiting for a Support and Rehousing Worker to assist in the end of rough sleeping in the borough of Enfield, by supporting rough sleepers housed into emergency accommodation.

The Role
The focus of this Support and Rehousing Worker role is to work as part of a team supporting rough sleepers housed into emergency accommodation. You will play an important role in helping us to realise our ambitious plans to end rough sleeping in Enfield. You will link in our rough sleepers with the appropriate support services to address any support needs they may have and move them on into more suitable longer term accommodation with the appropriate support.
As a Support and Rehousing Worker, you will be part of a team environment working closely with those affected by rough sleeping. You will carry out comprehensive assessments of people new to, or at risk of rough sleeping, and provide a personalised case management service, turning assessment recommendations into a practical action plans which fully involves the client. You will develop a knowledge of housing legislation, welfare benefit legislation and other matters relevant to support the moving on of our customers.
This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*First contact support for new rough sleepers referred to the emergency accommodation and swift assessment of their support needs.
*Provide an immediate response to customers in the event of a health or other emergency, taking prompt action.
*Work with customers, as directed, and on own initiative, providing support
*Carry out comprehensive assessments of need
*Work with customers and other agencies to put in place, and regularly review, personalised support plans to help rough sleepers meet their support needs, and find suitable longer term accommodation with appropriate support.
*Undertake regular health and welfare checks for rough sleepers housed into our emergency accommodation.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Support and Rehousing Worker role, you will ideally have experience of working at pace in a public facing environment.
You will need some understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerable people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services. If you have good communication skills, are able to work with others whilst managing your own time and have the ability to empower individuals to make positive changes and a willingness to develop these valuable skills we want to hear from you.
You should have a basic level of numeracy and literacy skills and the ability to use your initiative; to identify the appropriate action to take in various situations.
You should have good IT skills including ability to maintain appropriate reporting and filing systems.
In these vital roles it is essential that you are flexible to work evenings where necessary. You will be willing to attend occasional meetings and training, outside normal working hours.
As this role is working with vulnerable people, it is essential that you have a clean DBS, ideally on the update service, and as the role will include cover within other schemes where required, you will need to be a car driver with access to a vehicle for work.

The Contract
This Support and Rehousing Worker role is full-time, working 35 hours per week, mostly during office hours, but with occasional evening work. The contract will run for an initial 12 weeks, but is likely to be extended.
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send you CV now for consideration.

Referral Bonus
If this Support and Rehousing Worker role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.