Current Vacancies

Job title: Outreach Worker
Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours per week (possibility of part time)
Salary: £16000 on appointment, £17500 upon completion of probation with potential to rise to £19500
Reports to: General Manager

Main Purpose of the Job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Simon on the Streets team as one of our Leeds based outreach workers. This is a challenging role but one where a person can really achieve great satisfaction from their involvement with our service users. Reporting direct to the General Manager, you will be closely supervised throughout your probation period but will be expected to be able to plan your own working day and by the end of probation, be able to work as both a member of a team and as a lone worker with minimal supervision.

About the Role

The outreach worker role is varied and exciting, no two days are the same. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to carry out the following duties with minimal supervision by the end of their probation period:
- To establish contact with rough sleepers and homeless persons within the city and offer them advice/guidance to the correct, most appropriate services
- To identify and target entrenched rough sleepers who are not engaging with other services and support them to achieve their own goals.
- To maintain accurate and comprehensive operational records on service users
- To maintain effective record keeping of their activities and the outcomes of service users to support the requirements of funders.
- To work closely with other services including housing, medical, substance misuse, mental health and other homeless support services and to share appropriate information as required.
- To advocate on behalf of our service users.
- To represent the charity on outside forum as and when requested.
- To be able to present to other organisations on the work of the charity
- To take part in fundraising activities as and when required.
- To undertake a minimum of one ‘out of hours’ outreach shift per week.

Personal Specification

Essential criteria:

Confident and calm under pressure
Equally comfortable working as a lone worker and operating as a member of a team
A basic understanding of the needs of rough sleepers and beggars.
Basic knowledge of Supported Housing.
Reasonable knowledge of at least one of the following: drug use, alcohol misuse, mental health.
A commitment to personal development.
The ability to work unsocial hours as and when required.
Work flexibly across operational sites as required (Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield).
Seek to improve personal performance, contribution, knowledge and skills.
Ability to operate various IT systems including Microsoft Office

Desirable criteria:
Experience of working with CRM
Previous experience working with vulnerable adults
An understanding of the Criminal Justice System
Knowledge of homelessness legislation
Experience of working with a variety of different agencies

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out an application form. Please email the completed application form to
Deadline: 23rd July 2018, 9.00am.