Assertive Outreach Worker

  • Location:

    All UK

  • Sector:

    Medical & Healthcare

  • Salary:

    21450 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    Michael McAlinden

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Job Role: Assertive Outreach Worker

We are pleased to be recruiting an Assertive Outreach Worker for a returning client for their team that cares and provides a service supporting the homeless people in Belfast City Centre.

We are looking for individuals who are committed, enthusiastic and self-motivated to join our energetic team. You will have experience of working with marginalised people with a range of support needs and risks, and have a strong understanding of Street Outreach work.

In return, we will provide the opportunity to develop your skills, professional supervision and support, and the opportunity to be part of a team where your views count and you can make a lasting difference to the lives of homeless people.

Working hours and rate of Pay:

37.5 hours per week between 7am and 2am on a shift basis Monday to Friday

Salary: £21,450 per annum (pro rata)

Benefits: 20 days per annum plus Public/Bank Holidays (or pro rota) and Pension Scheme

What the role entails:

  • Identify and engage with people who are potentially sleeping rough in order to verify them as Rough Sleepers
  • Develop effective relationships with Rough Sleepers both new and entrenched making particular efforts to break down barriers with those who are reluctant to access support and accommodation
  • Provide targeted, intensive and personalised outreach support which results in people being able to move on from rough sleeping
  • Work within the ‘No Second Night Out’ initative to ensure Rough Sleepers do not have to spend a second night on the street
  • Identify potential accommodation providers and housing pathways for Rough Sleepers
  • Ensure all Rough Sleepers have made a homeless application, points are maximised and areas of choice are realistic
  • Be aware of, liaise with and refer to temporary hostels including Crash facilities on a daily basis
  • Keep abreast of relevant developments in the sector including training and other opportunities relevant to the post
  • Ensure all vulnerable adults and children at risk are safeguarded appropriately
  • Actively participate in supervision, appraisals and team meetings
  • Encourage clients to represent themselves, advocating where appropriate

Essential Criteria:

  • 6 months experience of working with homeless people or rough sleepers with complex needs


  • 6 months experience working within the fields of addiction or mental health or criminal justice system or a similar environment


  • Relevant experience that would be transferable to the post
  • Ability to develop Needs Assessments and Support Plans and manage a Key Worker case load
  • Able to manage challenging individuals and situations
  • Able to take the lead and work in partnership with other agencies
  • Able to work shift hours as required including early mornings, evening and weekends.
  • A satisfactory Enhanced Access NI check is required for this post
  • The post holder will be required to wear identifiable clothing (uniform) whilst working
  • 2 years driving experience with current clean licence and ability to safely drive a Transporter

Closing date is 18th Jan 2022 at 12pm

If you think you meet the criteria, please submit your CV to or call our office on 02895211111 for more information and how to register for this role.