Outreach Support Worker

Outreach Support Worker

Salary: 25,418.69
Hours:37.5 hours per week, including one weekend a month. Shifts pattern covering 5:30am-1:30pm, 10-6pm or 8-4pm
Contract Length: Substantive
Holidays: 22 Days Plus Bank Holidays
Based At: Community locations across Wigan and Leigh
Responsible To: Service Manager – Engagement
Accountable To: Queens Hall Action on Poverty Trustees
To Apply: Please read the full job description attached and submit a Covering Letter and CV using the link below
Closing Date: 1st April 2024
Interview Date: TBC
Job Summary: The Brick is a growing charity with big aspirations for people in need within our community. We provide RELIEF, RESTORATION and REFORMATION by offering tailored support, hope, and opportunity to those looking to improve their quality of life. Your role will particular focus on RELIEF but you will also understand the importance RESTORATION and Prevention. The Outreach team engage with individuals to remove barriers in accessing emergency accommodation and promote independent lifestyles
Job Purpose: The key role is to engage and support individuals who are rough sleeping and who at present do not access services. The Post Holder will utilise their skills and experience to continue to work to and develop partnerships, develop specific referral pathways into accommodation and recovery services, gather intelligence, build trust and respect, and lead and contribute to extensive outreach within the community. The post holder will, in partnership with other existing services and organisations, identify barriers into accommodation and support and work on creating and delivering solutions to these barriers. The post holder will also focus on early intervention and prevention work engaging individuals who are at risk of rough sleeping. The Outreach Team are responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the service to ensure that contractual output targets are achieved. The post holder 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 work across the borough and have a work base in Wigan close to the town centre. The post holder will be expected to take responsibility for personal development, identifying personal training needs and participate in regular supervision and appraisal.