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Homeless Outreach Practitioner

  • Location:

    Solihull

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £22538 - £24968 per annum

  • Contact:

    Carina

  • Contact email:

    carina.harris@brookstreetsocialcare.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BMC/649617_1715852702

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    15/06/2024

  • Startdate:

    10/06/24

Job Description

Job role: Homeless Outreach Practitioner
Location: Solihull and surrounding community
Hours of work: 37.5 hours - Monday to Friday
Salary: £22,538 - £24968 (Under Pay Reviews)

I am currently working with a national provider who specialises in support across substance misuse, homelessness, and mental health settings nationwide to recruit for a homeless outreach practitioner to provide support and guidance for adults who are affected by substance misuse, homelessness, and gambling across the Solihull Borough.

The housing service covers support for clients who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless, as well as a more structured longer term floating support service to enable clients to maintain their tenancies.

As a Homeless Outreach Practitioner, you will be working with clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You will understand the barriers clients face accessing accommodation, recognising that secure and stable housing is key to recovery and the ability to engage in treatment is impacted by those experiencing homelessness.

Working in various locations across the Solihull area, including advice surgeries in community settings, home visits/outreach visits and office-based, you will be reach out to hard-to-reach clients and support them at a difficult time, whether this be a longstanding addiction or a new addiction/homeless situation due to a change in personal circumstances.

Experience of supporting clients in finding accommodation and supporting to prevent those at risk of becoming homeless is essential. The role will involve working closely with the local authority, health services, adult social care, and other service providers in the borough.

I am looking for
" An energetic and confident self-starter,
" Someone who has a qualification in health/social care, youth, and community work (e.g., NVQ Level 3 or above, Dip SW, Mental Health Nursing, Counselling, Addiction Studies).
OR

Candidates with experience of working in the substance misuse and housing and homeless field with a commitment to complete NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care.

" A good knowledge of alcohol/drug and health related issues (professional and lived experience will be considered)
" Confidence and competence liaising with voluntary and statutory agencies and health professionals and comfortable engaging with clients in a variety of service delivery settings.
" A self-starter who can adapt quickly in all situations and who is committed to the principles of confidentiality
" Excellent record keeping skills
" A brilliant communicator, both written and verbally

Due to the nature of the role, a driving licence and access to a car is a MUST

Your extensive skills, knowledge and experience will be rewarded with a competitive salary between £22538 and £24,968 per annum as well as excellent benefits including 32 days annual leave, ongoing training and development and internal progression opportunities.

Interested in working for a leading provider and making a real difference to people affected by substance misuse and/or homelessness within the Solihull Borough? Then, please click apply today.

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