Outreach Worker (PL827)

Location: Swale
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Salary: £10,139 - £11,448.50 (£20,278 - £22,897 full time equivalent) gross per annum
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9am Monday 24 June

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives.

About us: Porchlight is a charity supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. At Porchlight, we are passionate about helping vulnerable people to reach their full potential. We strive for a fairer society where vulnerable people find stability, the most excluded are included, and where homelessness and poverty are things of the past.

The role: This is a challenging but rewarding role, supporting individuals that sleep rough on the streets of Kent, many of whom are entrenched, have complex support needs and have a history of non-engagement. You will assist with issues that may have led to the breakdown of previous accommodation, as well as signposting to other agencies for help with needs that are more complex.

What you need:

A patient, compassionate understanding of individuals who have spent many years on the street and who may find it difficult to engage with mainstream services.

Excellent communication, administrative and negotiation skills. Enjoy working both as part of a busy team and independently within the community. A passion for working in a client focused manner and be committed to achieving positive outcomes for the people you support. An ability to set clear goals and boundaries to empower clients identify with and reach their full potential. A high level of resilience and the ability to work under sustained pressure.

Benefits: As a member of the Porchlight team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • free life insurance
  • flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday per year (increasing to 30 days after 5 years service) pro rata
  • Porchlight pension scheme

If this sounds like you, please get in touch by completing the application form below.

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Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact our HR assistant Daniella Sherriff on 01227 760078 (option 3) or email recruitment@porchlight.org.uk.