Location: Westminster, London
Contract: Full-Time, Fixed-Term (until 31st March 2025)
Salary: £31,303 p/a (NJC Scale Range 15-19) Inc. LW + pension and other benefits
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, excluding breaks. You will be expected to work a flexible shift system that will involve working between Monday to Friday within the hours 8.00am to 5.00pm
Annual leave: 34 days per year, including Bank / Statutory Holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
Closing date: Monday 4th December 2023
About the role
In partnership with the Mungo’s Roma Rough Sleeping Service, operating across various boroughs, the post holder will provide intensive and culturally specific support for individuals from a Roma background to gain employment and sustain an end to their homelessness. The postholder will need to be a fluent in Romanian. They will be required to manage and support a varied and challenging caseload into employment by providing high quality Information, guidance and support.
- To work in partnership with the outreach service by assessing and supporting people who wish to regularise or gain employment towards their goals.
- To work in a variety of settings, such as community centres and accommodation projects, St Mungo’s offices and local partner offices, including forming relationships while those individuals are on streets, to gain trust and build bridges.
- To encourage a positive and ambitious approach by adopting a strengths – based approach to support a journey into employment.
- To assess people who use the service to ensure a plan is in place with clear actions identified, encouraging personal responsibility and ambition for themselves; regularly reviewing according to progress.
- To build and maintain a positive network of referral partners and apprenticeship routes to offer the service to those who can and will benefit.
- To ensure accurate data inputting on In-Form database in a timely fashion and produce reports as requested.
- In conjunction with the Employment Strategy Manager to continuously develop the role to ensure that all tasks are being undertaken in an effective and appropriate manner which meets the strategic aims and objectives of The Passage.
- To participate in internal/external meetings as required, attend training events, conferences and other functions as necessary.
- To participate in regular supervision and annual appraisal, and help in identifying your own job-related development and training needs.
- To ensure that all The Passage policies and procedures are being adhered to, particularly those relating to Code of Practice and Confidentiality.
- To contribute to the effective implementation of The Passage’s Diversity and Equality Policy as it affects both The Passage and its work with vulnerable adults.
- To at all times undertake your role in a professional manner maintaining a high quality standard of work, and to always work in accordance with the aims, values and ethos of The Passage.
- Due to the communication requirements of the role, the postholder is required to be fluent in Romanian (essential).
- Experience of working in a similar post either a paid or voluntary capacity, supporting disadvantaged groups back into work.
- Ability of providing intensive support and guidance for those looking to move into employment and sustain those placements.
- Knowledge of working with a diverse range of partner organisations to achieve positive outcomes.
Above all we are looking for inspiring and committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people, and to help them to rebuild their lives.
- Preferable knowledge and understanding of the Roma culture and traditions.
- Knowledge of initiatives surrounding welfare benefits, homelessness and employment.
If you would like to find out more about the career opportunities at The Passage, or discuss any disability access requirements you may have, please feel free to get in touch for an informal chat on 020 7592 1885.
Alternatively, you can contact us via email.
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