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Date Added: Thu 02/09/2021

Street Outreach Worker

Worthing, UK
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Company: COYLES

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £14.14/hour

One of our local authority clients are currently recruiting for a Street Outreach Worker. This is a temporary contract for 3 months with possible further extension based on budget and performance.

Main Purpose of Post/Job Summary

* To contribute to the reduction of crime and disorder in Worthing and Adur by reducing the harm caused by and to, the street community.

* To provide an assertive outreach service, offering one to one support, referral, and advocacy to those who live or socialise on the street with an emphasis on promoting recovery from substance and/or alcohol misuse.

Job Duties

* Proactively engage with members of the street community in Adur and Worthing. To encourage access to services to reduce their vulnerability and impact upon the community.

* To identify individuals at risk of harm of alcohol and/or substance misuse and provide brief interventions and advice to reduce the impact of drug and/or alcohol misuse.

* To liaise with partner agencies to develop multi-agency support plans for vulnerable members of the street community.

* To manage a small caseload of individuals, to support them to access and sustain engagement with drug and alcohol services, health services and housing services.

* To develop referral pathways with relevant partner agencies and provide advocacy for those accessing support services.

* To collate data and information relating to the number of contacts made and client outcomes as required by the Safer Communities Partnership.

* To represent the Communities and Wellbeing Team at multi-agency forums.

* Undertake all duties in accordance with Council policies, in particular those relating to Customer Care and Equal Opportunities.

* Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be allocated to the postholder, which may involve providing assistance in any section of the department as may be required from time to time.

* Undertake any duties regarding health, safety and welfare at work, civil contingencies and business continuity which may reasonably be allocated to the postholder as a result of legislation, codes of practice or Council policies.

* Promote the service and Council positively at all times.

The above is a brief overview of the role, details and specification will be provided should you be successful. If interested in this position, please send your CV to Jahker Miah at Coyle Personnel Ltd
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