St Mungo’s Rough Sleeper Service in Bristol provides a rapid assessment service to assess potential rough sleepers either on the streets, or presenting at specific drop-ins. In partnership with night shelters, day centres, local authority and other partners, they carry out comprehensive new rough sleeper client assessments; facilitating the rapid reconnection of new rough sleepers to supported networks in their home area or where they have a proven link.
As an Assessment & Reconnection Worker, your focus will be on carrying out comprehensive new rough sleeper client assessments and quickly helping them to be housed or reconnected. You will also provide each client with personalised case management support and turn their assessment into a practical action plan that fully involves them.
Ideally, you will have experience of working with vulnerable people or an understanding of the needs of street homeless people. However, what’s more important is your systematic, yet at the same time, flexible approach and ability to work collaboratively with others. Strong communication, influencing and reasoning skills are also key, as is a flair for solving problems. Other qualities include knowing how to network and build effective relationships with people at every level.
In return, we offer a range of benefits, including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities in support of their personal and professional development.
Flexibility is required, as you will be working a rota, including working early mornings, late nights and weekends as required. You will also have a full driving licence.
Closing date: 10.00am, 12th January 2018.
Interviews and assessments on: 25th & 26th January 2018.
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2017, we are also proud to have been awarded BITC 2017 Race Equality Award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
To find out more and apply please go to www.mungos.org/work-with-us/careers/current-vacancies/