Outreach Worker

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Salary: Point 11, £21,748 rising incrementally to Point 16, £24,012 per annum 

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Fixed-term to 31 March 2022.

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week (variable shifts)

Job ref: RSI2  - please quote on your application

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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to enhance the work in our homeless prevention services at The Bradbury Centre. 

Main Purpose of the Role:

The Street Outreach Team operates across the entire borough of Southend-On-Sea providing an assertive street outreach service to those sleeping on the streets.  This work is carried out within a multi-agency partnership framework and through targeted street outreach.

As the post-holder, you will be working to reduce rough sleeping on the streets to as near to zero as possible. You will also work towards reducing anti-social behaviour and hotspots associated with rough sleeping, as well as support service users off the streets and enable them to reach their life goals.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, who has experience working with either rough sleepers, hard to reach groups and/or those with multiple and complex needs.  You will also have an ability to initiate and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, service users, the community, the police and other external agencies.  


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of or experience of working face to face with vulnerable people.

  • Undertake Outreach work on a rota basis including working early mornings, late nights and weekends.  

  • The skills to assess the needs of individual rough sleepers and to provide them with a variety of options of support services/accommodation in liaison with other agencies and specialist workers  

  • Have an empathy and understanding for homeless people, especially those who have complex needs.

  • Have clear communication skills.


We are happy to consider applicants without experience in this field that can demonstrate empathy and an enthusiasm for the role. 

HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension and a Death in Service Benefit. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will be required to make a contribution.

Closing Date: Tuesday 17th August 2021 midday
Shortlisting: Wednesday 18th August 2021
Interviews: Thursday 26th August 2021

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Elliott Barker on 01702 430696.

To apply, please download and complete the application form above. Your completed application should then be posted or emailed to Clive Franceschi (clive.franceschi@harpsouthend.org.uk) at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB (mark envelope as "Strictly private and confidential").

Please quote Ref: RSI2

If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.

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