Job description

Organisation: Derby Homes

Full time / Part time hours will be considered

Fixed Term/Secondment until 31st March 2024

Council House


Are you passionate about working with homeless or vulnerable adults? Do you have brilliant people skills and are able to demonstrate that you can engage vulnerable adults in services?

We are looking for a support worker to join the REST team. The REST team deliver out-reach and in-reach activities to support rough sleepers to engage with accommodation provision and the wider support services that they require. These roles are integral to the delivery of the service for rough sleepers in and around Derby.

Your skills will include:

  • Being able to build trust and positive relationships with marginalised or vulnerable groups.
  • Excellent listening, reflecting and interviewing skills, with the proven ability to inspire and create momentum and motivation for change.
  • An ability to deliver effective advice, support, motivation and crisis interventions to vulnerable people.
  • This role forms part of Derby Rough Sleepers Initiatives Project; a Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities grant funded project. The overall intention of the project is to eradicate rough sleeping in Derby, by 2024.

    Please ensure you get your managers permission if you are looking for a secondment opportunity before applying for this post.

    Derby Homes has a national reputation for its excellent services which we know are down to our valued workforce. In return for their hard work we strive to be an employer of choice. We have a range of excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working, work life balance, local government pension scheme, employee health initiatives and green travel options.

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    We are an equal opportunities employer so please inform us of any individual requirements you may have during the recruitment process.

    The closing date for this vacancy is Sunday 14th August 2022 at midnight. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

    If you have been selected for interview you will hear from us prior to the interview date.

    Please note that we do not accept CVs or use recruitment agencies.

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