Urban Outreach is run by a dedicated team of talented staff aided by an army of wonderful volunteers.
Would you like to work for an organisation where you can:
– meet people from all walks of life?
– make a positive difference to people’s lives?
– work together in small teams with like-minded people?
– use your skills and experience to bring change in difficult situations?
Do you have:
– compassion and a commitment to helping people make changes?
– patience and organisational skills?
– clear professional boundaries?
– a good track record of managing or dealing with change?
– an ability to find creative solutions?
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Support First Project Worker
Urban Outreach is delivering a Big Lottery Funded project called ‘Support First’. We are delivering the project in partnership with the NHS, the ambulance and the police service. A local charity (BAND) is helping by providing befriending and mentoring support to service users engaged on the project.We are looking to recruit a Project Worker to support delivery, working within our Adult Support Team. The job involves close working with NHS Foundation Trusts, North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Police. This is a full-time fixed term position until 30th June 2021. The salary is £19,190 pa. The post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
The job involves providing intensive support to people in Bolton who are affected by a range of complex social and chaotic lifestyle problems. For some clients, this results in high demand for doctors, the emergency services and hospital admissions. Clients accessing the project often present with a range of issues – from low-level mental health needs, alcohol/drug dependency, history of offending or anti-social behaviour. They may have been subject to domestic violence or be struggling with insecure accommodation, homelessness or learning difficulties.
The successful candidate will possess the knowledge and personal qualities to engage, build trust and work intensively with clients on the project. We are looking for someone who has a passion to help people turn their lives around; is resilient with a ‘can do’ attitude, is caring and prepared to ‘go the extra mile’ on behalf of those they are supporting.
The successful candidate will have experience in the use of support planning and impact assessment tools. He/she will help clients to resolve practical issues involving housing, benefits, budgeting, access to services and will make specialist referrals as needed. He/she will skilled and capable in providing relational and emotional support as needed.
Experience of working with particularly complex and chaotic clients with behavioural and drug/alcohol dependency issues would be an advantage. The full Job Description can be viewed here.
We would welcome the opportunity to have an informal chat with anyone wishing to explore whether this position suits their skills and interests before completing an application form. If you wish to do this, please contact us by phone on 01204 385848 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date and time for receipt of completed application forms is: 12.00 noon on Monday 8th July 2019.