Health Engagement Worker (Brighton, Part time)
- £26,325 (pro rata)
- Closes: 28-06-2021 17:00 PM
- Interview week: 12 Jul 2021
The team provide holistic, responsive and flexible support to people with the aim of helping their experience of housing vulnerability be as short, safe and healthy as possible. This includes health engagement work improving access to primary care, helping clients improve and maintain their health along with support specifically for those in temporary accommodation in the city. Justlife also engages in research into the effects of living in temporary accommodation, which informs our work locally, as well as enabling us to have conversations on a wider scale to bring about positive change.
The role of Health Engagement Worker will involve supporting a caseload of people that are experiencing homelessness. The role requires the use of specialist knowledge and relationship skills to influence people 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 or them to get access to source housing and social security benefits. Working collaboratively with our partners Arch Healthcare the role is dependent on good communication and joint working with a variety of
partners and professionals.