Temporary Outreach & Engagement Worker
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (5 days) including evenings and weekends on a rota basis to support staffing levels at our Emergency Accommodation Provisions.
Status: Until 31/03/19
Holidays: 22 Days plus Bank Holidays
Based at: Locations throughout Wigan and Leigh
Responsible to: Support Services Manager
Accountable to: Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty Trustees
Closing Date : 12 Noon Friday 6th December
Interviews : 10th December
Please only register your details at the above link when you are ready to submit your application form. Please note that CV’s alone will not be accepted, please submit a completed application form.
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.
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
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.