Homelessness Outreach Worker
12 Month Contract
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week (working hours will vary and include early mornings, evenings and weekends)
Salary £20,000 for the duration of the contract.
Location: Canterbury, Kent
Closing date: Monday 27th July 2015 at midday
Interview dates: Thursday 30th and Friday 31st July 2015
CatchingLives are seeking to employ an Outreach Worker to assist the Senior Project Worker and General Manager in delivery of a year-long project in partnership with Canterbury City Council. This is a varied, challenging and rewarding job that involves working with the rough sleepers and homeless of Canterbury. The ideal applicant should have a relevant, professional qualification in the health and social care field and have experience in assessment and liaison with both statutory and voluntary organisations. The post also requires good communication skills and the ability to use Word and Excel. However, we are willing to consider applicants with little or no experience if they can demonstrate the motivation and dedication that this role requires. The post is subject to Enhanced DBS checks as the successful applicant will be working closely alongside our clients, some of whom have complex support needs. It would also be advantageous for the applicant to have a driving licence and car that can be used for the role.
The successful candidate will be expected to start at the beginning of September.
To apply, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the role description. On receiving and reading this you should submit a CV and covering letter (which should set out, in detail, why you should be shortlisted for interview) to the same email address.
Please note that it will be of use to the shortlisted candidates if they can visit the centre prior to interview to get a clear idea of the environment and requirements of the role.
Catchinglives are an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community, this includes anyone with a criminal record.