Engagement Worker – Brighton – This post is now closed
We have an exciting opportunity for a new Engagement Worker to join the team. The role will involve supporting a caseload of people placed in temporary accommodation through a number of interventions including connecting them with appropriate support services, accompanying them to appointments, assisting them in addressing health or substance misuse needs, as well as needs around housing and benefits. An important part of the role is also helping them in engage in the activities programme and other meaningful activities based on their strengths, interests and ambitions. Clients may be referred by the local authority or other agencies, as well as self-referring.
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated to support people, passionate about working collaboratively with others and has some experience of working in a related field in a voluntary or paid capacity.
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, as well as a weekly activities programme and support specifically for those in temporary accommodation in the city. Justlife also engages in research into the affects 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 project funders include the Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group, The BIG Lottery Fund and other grant funders.
Closing date for applications: Monday 4th March 2019, 5pm
Job Title: Engagement Worker Justlife Brighton
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Normal hrs to be worked: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
This role requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and a barred list check.
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