Outreach & Engagement Worker 

Salary: £ 22,178

Status: March 31st 2020

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

Holidays: 22 Days plus Bank Holidays

Based at: Locations throughout the Wigan and Leigh borough.

Responsible to: Support Service Manager

Accountable to: Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty Trustees

Summary

The Brick is a charity with big aspirations and its local community at the heart of everything it does. As a result, The Brick follows a strategy and approach focusing on personal development by following The 3 R’s. The 3 R’s are: Relief, meeting felt needs, Restoration, equipping people for self-sustaining, independent living, and Reformation, speaking out and acting against social injustice.

Job Purpose

The key role will be to support The Brick and individuals in crisis through providing Relief. The Post Holder will utilise their skills and experience to develop partnerships, develop specific referral pathways into accommodation and recovery services, gather intelligence, build trust and respect, whilst leading extensive outreach within the community. The post holder will, in partnership with other existing services and organisations, identify barriers into accommodation and treatment and work on creating and delivering solutions to these barriers. The post holder will also focus on early intervention, assertive and pro-active attrition work engaging individuals who are rough sleeping. The Outreach and Engagement team will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved. They will also be required to record and input data and information in order that the service operates within contractual, administrative and financial requirements. The post holder will be required to travel and work across a number of operational sites across the borough as required and work flexibly to maintain the most appropriate level of service provision. This will include evening and weekend working and extensive street outreach. The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for personal development, identifying personal training needs and participate in regular supervision and appraisal.

Closing date: 12 Noon 25th October 2019

The Brick is committed to delivering Wigan Council’s Deal approach and as such we are asking for applicants who adopt the 3 core behaviours being; positive, accountable and courageous. We are looking for innovation and creativity, The Brick is not afraid to do things differently and pilot new initiatives to trial and test new ideas.