Working with The Connection is about more than a job. You’ll be passionate about helping homeless people and will join a committed team of over 80 staff based at our centre next to Trafalgar Square.
CAS Outreach Caseworker
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract [to 31 March 2018]
Salary: £29,133 p.a incl ILW (pro rata)
Scale: Scale SO1/2 scale points 29 to 34
The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields (CSTM) aims to provide advice and services which help homeless people in London avoid, move away from and stay off the streets.
We are currently recruiting to this fixed term position within our Contact & Assessment Service (CAS).
Westminster CAS comprises 25 staff, all based at CSTM but operating city-wide contacting and assessing new and returning rough sleepers or those who appear on the streets of Westminster intermittently. Westminster CAS has three layers of focus: prevention, rapid response and casework. Westminster CAS will work alongside the two other Westminster Outreach services, the Compass Team – working with the most entrenched rough sleepers – and the Hotspot Team – focusing on reducing rough sleeping hot spots and associated anti-social behaviour
An Outreach Caseworker post is available in the South Team within the CAS. The post holder will be managed by the South Coordinator and will be responsible for holding a flexible caseload of around 25 rough sleepers with the aim of assessing and offering all a suitable plan away from rough sleeping. The shift pattern will be mostly Monday to Friday but occasional weekend work is expected. Caseworkers usually carry out two street shifts a week (early or late) and one day centre duty session (morning). All other time is spent meeting with clients and carrying out administration tasks. The caseworker will have a specific area of Westminster that they will be responsible for and they will liaise with the relevant partners in that area including the Police and Council.
To be successful you must demonstrate an understanding of the issues relating to street homelessness, these include relevant legislation, policy, practice and welfare benefits. You must also have experience of client work in one of the areas of mental health, substance misuse, multiple needs or street work and be able to undertake street work for the duration of the contract.
The post is graded at JNC Scale SO1/2 scale points 29 to 34. Starting Salary £29,133p.a. incl ILW. Post holders are normally appointed at the bottom of the scale.
Details of the full job description which includes the detailed person specification can be found here.
To apply please read and then complete the application form available here ensuring that you have clearly demonstrated how you meet the requirements of the role set out in the person specification.
C.V’s will not be accepted.
Closing date Monday 3 April 2017 – 10.00a.m. – Late applications will not be considered
Interview Date – Interviews will be held Wednesday 12 April 2017
For CSTM, employing a diverse workforce enables us to use a wider range of talents and skills and be more creative and innovative.
We are committed to policies and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or offending background. CSTM also welcomes applications from people with lived homelessness experience.
Copies of our Equal Opportunities Policy and Ex-Offenders Policy are available on request.
Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.