Bracknell- Forest Council has been awarded funding for a Rough Sleeper Outreach worker as part of the government's initiative to help end rough sleeping. This exciting initiative will target rough sleepers for housing solutions and cement our existing partnerships across the borough to make a real difference to those with the most extreme housing need.
This is a new opportunity working within our busy Welfare and Housing Service to support individuals who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping within Bracknell Forest.
We are recruiting one post on a 12 month fixed term contracts who will be working as part of a developing team to deliver a quick response wrap-around service of support and assistance to referrals to rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping to assess needs and facilitate their uptake of homelessness provisions, engagement with specialist support services and journey to independent living.
What we are looking for:
To apply for this role you must have an understanding of the issues, causes, and solutions to rough sleeping and have experience of working in a similar role. You must have a good understanding of Housing Law and the welfare benefit system. You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and excellent problem solving, planning and recording skills.
You will have a wide ranging experience of working with single homeless people with differing levels of support needs and from different backgrounds and an understanding of the resettlement pathways that need to be in place to reduce rough sleeping. You will be motivated by the desire to make a real impact on individuals and communities and will be able to work on your own initiative as efficiently as possible across many different locations.
The role will require working professionally with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies.
The role will require participating in an outreach rota which will include outside the core 9-5 hours with work on the weekends, evenings and bank holidays.
For an informal discussion please contact Graeme Willis on: 01344 351548