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Outreach Co-ordinator (Fixed Term Maternity Cover)

Outreach Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover fixed term for 12 months)

Salary - £25,502.50 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Turning Tides mission is to end local homelessness in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. The charity has grown significantly over the last five years to be able to achieve this. In 2018, we acquired accommodation in East Grinstead, opened a 34-bed assessment centre in Worthing and set up an assertive outreach service to rough sleepers across Mid Sussex. We have over 100 staff and 300 volunteers.

This role has been funded by the Ministry for Housing and Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in partnership with Horsham District Council, Mid Sussex District Council and West Sussex County Council.

Based in Horsham three days per week and Mid Sussex two days per week, the Outreach Co-ordinator will lead on the further development and implementation of rough sleeping services, including supervising staff, direct client casework and will assist the Hubs and Quality Manager to develop relationships within the Horsham and Mid Sussex communities. This will include other voluntary services such as church based support, alongside statutory services such as local authorities, mental health and housing providers.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has experience of working with vulnerable people with an understanding of the difficulties they experience in accessing services, as well as some experience of supervising paid or voluntary staff. You will also have experience of supporting clients with complex needs and addressing these needs through effective casework management.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must.

All applicants must have a full driving license and use of their own vehicle. Mutually agreed travel costs across the districts will be met by Turning Tides.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from the links below.  Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Turning Tides Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification - Outreach Co-ordinator

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Closing date for vacancies: Midday on Monday 17th June 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 25th June 2019

No agencies please.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.