A&E Health Engagement Worker
- Brighton & Hove
- Closes: 08-12-2021 17:00 PM
- Interview week: 13 Dec 2021
Justlife Brighton are excited to announce a new role within our team of Engagement Workers. This role will mainly be based in the community with some work based at the Royal Sussex hospital, identifying rough sleepers attending A & E and support them to engage with services such as street outreach services, rough sleeper accommodation providers and Arch Healthcare, the homeless GP surgery. This role will play a key role in reducing the number of rough sleepers attending A&E.
The A&E Health Engagement Worker will support a caseload of clients who present at A&E. The support will be short to medium term, to ensure they have practical items needed such as clothes and food. This role will signpost clients towards accommodation, health providers and support clients to attend appointments, referring onto relevant services if needed.
The role requires the use of specialist knowledge and relationship skills to influence clients with varying degrees of mental health, addiction and trauma related issues to engage with health services. This will include advocacy in registering them for medical services and accompanying them to appointments; assisting them in addressing all aspects of physical and mental health or substance addiction needs, as well as advocating for them to get access to suitable housing, welfare benefits and practical supplies. Working collaboratively with our partners Arch Healthcare and street outreach services, the role is dependent on good communication and joint working with a variety of partners and professionals.