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2 Dec 2022

Full-Time Rough Sleeper Navigator

JulianHouse – Posted by JulianHouse Weymouth, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Job Role:       Rough Sleeper Navigator                       

Salary:           £22,440 – £23,812                     

Hours:          37.5 hours                      

Contract type:   Permanent             

Location:    Weymouth

To provide a comprehensive service to a caseload of clients who are currently sleeping rough or in insecure accommodation in the Dorset Council area. Building trust and providing person-centred advocacy and support, which enables clients to navigate pathways and progress towards sustaining a life away from the streets.

Additional information:

  • This post requires involved occasional evening or weekend work.
  • Essential to have a driver’s license and access to car for business purposes- business insurance is required.
  • On-call (on a rostered basis)- £100/week when on-call

Key Accountabilities

  • Undertake assertive street outreach sessions and hot spot visits, including during unsocial hours, to engage with people sleeping rough from their first point of contact and encourage long-term change
  • Carry out a strength-based assessment with each client and plan and enact support actions/interventions, which will assist clients to achieve their goals and move towards a sustainable life away from the streets
  • Support close partnership working with the housing, health and wellbeing services, police, emergency accommodation providers and wider partner agencies to maximise positive outcomes for clients
  • Give clients choices and information and provide an enabling service so that they can access appropriate services, minimize harm and overcome barriers to engagement
  • To recognise indications of substance misuse, mental health needs, domestic abuse, trauma-based behavioural issues and make appropriate referrals to relevant agencies
  • To deliver SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Protocol) at short notice; doing evening outreach shifts when this is triggered and ensuring all people sleeping rough are offered emergency accommodation for the duration of the severe weather.
  • To be part of a rota that delivers an office-based Duty service, ensuring that there is a designated person each day to respond to clients presenting at the office, to field queries via telephone and team email account and perform other daily team admin tasks.

Qualifications / Requirements –

  • A valid UK driving license and access to own vehicle – business insurance will be required for roles involving travel for work
  • The ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients and assess risk effectively
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults, people with complex needs or individuals who are difficult to engage with is desirable

Please refer to the full job description here

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Sliding salary scale with salary increases every year for the first 3 years
  • Wellbeing related support and advice and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 27 after 3 years continuous employment
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops and 20% at bike workshops
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
  • Reflective Practice sessions from objective, external facilitators

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with Vishnupriya (Resourcing Assistant) on 07720737770. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.


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