Borderline

Supporting Homeless Scots in London

Vacancy: Scottish Outreach Worker

Borderline aims to provide an outreach service to vulnerable Scots in London to help them lead a healthy, independent life away from the streets.

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.

The role of Scottish Outreach Worker has arisen as a result of funding sourced by Borderline for a three-year post which will sit within the CSTM Outreach Team to manage a caseload of Scottish Nationals (1st or 2nd generation) who have been referred from Westminster and neighbouring borough Outreach Teams.

Working specifically to support Scottish rough sleepers from the streets, assisting them to move into sustained accommodation by providing advice, support and practical assistance. The work will be carried out within a multi-agency partnership framework and through a combination of building based provision and targeted outreach work.

To be successful you must demonstrate an understanding of the needs of Scottish people (1st or 2nd generation) who are homeless in London coupled with an understanding of issues relating to street homelessness and the support needs of rough sleepers – in particular those with complex health and housing needs; 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, including late nights/early mornings. It is essential that the post-holder has experience of the Scots in London community.

The salary for the post is £35,264 p.a. Three years fixed term contract (possibility of extension). Here is the full Scottish Outreach Worker Job Description.

To apply, please read and then complete our Scottish Outreach Worker Application Form , ensuring that you have clearly demonstrated how you meet the requirements of the role set out in the person specification. CV’s will not be accepted.

Applicants can either email or post their application for the attention of Isabel Dunlop at:
Email – isabel.dunlop@borderline-uk.org
Address – Borderline, 22 City Road, London EC1Y 2AJ

You can also contact Isabel for an informal chat on 0845 456 2190.

Closing date Friday 21st July 2017 2pm – late applications will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th July 2017.

For Borderline and 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. Borderline and CSTM welcome applications from people with lived homelessness experience.

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.

Scottish Outreach Worker Job Description
Scottish Outreach Worker Application Form