Homeless Support Worker

Support & Assessment Officer A local authority in Cornwall are recruiting for a Support & Assessment Officer to join their team at the Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub (SStS) in Truro.The Service The SStS Hub is a single point of contact for all rough sleepers in Truro, and offers a room for an average 72-hour period to anyone who is identified as being at imminent risk of rough sleeping.The Role As a Support & Assessment Officer, you will be responsible for supporting individuals in their recovery to move from the street back into accommodation, access support to address personal needs, and recultivate positive social circles.

Support needs will range from low to very complex and including, but not limited to, drug and alcohol addiction, offending history, poor mental/physical health and financial difficulties.

You will work in a way that is creative, innovative, agile, flexible, and solution-focused, tailoring your approach to the needs of the person using the service.

You will employ a trauma-informed and psychologically informed approach, building on the individual’s strengths, working in an assets-based way, and will seek to reduce harm.Key Responsibilities

Provide support to individuals accessing the SStS Hub as they start the journey away from rough sleeping
Complete assessments of need and work with people using the service to work up personalised support/action plans
Liaise with other agencies and services to ensure that individuals receive the support they need
Promote the SStS Hub to potential users and raise awareness of the service

Qualifications and Experience

A relevant qualification in social work, youth work, or a related field
Experience of working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to work independently and as part of a team
A trauma-informed and psychologically informed approach
Enhanced DBS required

Salary and Benefits

£14.35 p/h
20 hours per week

  • Location: Truro, England
  • Salary: £13 - £14 per hour
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Service Care Solutions Ltd
  • Posted: 13-Jul-2023
  • Posted on: careers4a.com