Support Worker - Homelessness

£18,720 - 12 months FTC + Fantastic Benefits

Community Led Initiatives CIC provide essential services which support people, helping them to recover from addiction, homelessness, mental ill-health and resettle in the community experiencing profound life changes.

The current pan-Bedfordshire Rough Sleepers Initiative is an exciting partnership with an ambitious vision to help people who have been rough sleeping and impacted by alcohol and drug use, improve their lives and sustain these improvements.

CLI believe that people sleeping rough across Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire, when accessing the right support, can achieve real and lasting growth.

Simply surviving is not enough.

The successful candidate will:

  • Inspire people with entrenched, damaging lifestyles to take the first step on a personal journey of change.

  • Motivate people to persevere with their recovery, though the journey may be long and challenging.

  • Utilise your own lived experience to influence professionals, from the front-line to senior decision-makers, to break down the barriers that stand in the way of people resolving their complex needs and having the chance to thrive.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support people with multiple complex needs to engage with services and help advocate for their needs.

  • Develop co-produced, outcome focused support plans that reflect each individuals user's personal strengths and goals.

  • Encourage engagement with support provided by other agencies to ensure that the right support is accessed at the right time to enable people to progress on their journey to recovery.

  • Work to an assertive outreach model that places the emphasis on engagement, maintaining contact, and relationship building in community settings.

  • Engage with and build rapport through strong relationships with people to determine their eligibility for the programme.

  • Build and maintain networks of support for people across the area by helping them navigate and access interventions provided by other agencies.

Skills & Experience

  • Experience of working or volunteering within homelessness / housing or drug & alcohol recovery or treatment services is essential.

  • Lived experience of similar issues faced by the people we support is essential.

  • Passion for supporting people who are living in complex situations.

  • Driving and own car with business use insurance is essential.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an engaging Homelessness Support Advocate with lived experience to join an organisation that has a profoundly positive affect on people's lives.

The impressive benefits package on offer to the successful candidate includes 28 days holiday (plus national bank holidays), life insurance cover (5x annual salary), competitive pension scheme, flexible working arrangements & staff wellbeing support packages.

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