Outreach Worker

  • Location:

    Belfast

  • Sector:

    Social Worker/Social Care Workers

  • Salary:

    19000-19100 Per Annum

  • Contact:

    Karen McCready

  • Contact email:

    karen.mccready@mparecruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02895211111

  • Job ref:

    McA-WO-Outreach

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Startdate:

    as soon as possible

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: £19,032 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

OR

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

OR

  • 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 29th Nov 2021 at 12pm

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