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Outreach Support Workers x 4

About the Preston Outreach team

We work with care leavers, asylum seekers, NHS patients, and families, providing comprehensive support within the community.

For young care leavers, our focus is on facilitating a smooth transition into adulthood, empowering them with essential independence skills. This includes preparing them to take on a tenancy or move into social housing, enabling them to confidently live on their own.

In the case of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC), we assist in their settlement process, help navigate immigration procedures, support their integration into college life, facilitate access to healthcare services, and ultimately guide them towards complete independence.

For adult NHS referrals dealing with complex mental health issues, our dedicated team provides community-based support. We work closely to address their specific needs and contribute to their overall well-being within the community setting.

Due to the areas this role covers a car driver with a vehicle is essential.

About you

The ideal candidate will be passionate about this sector, looking to make a difference with our service users and will be looking for a challenging but rewarding role.

Essential

  • Previous experience supporting (not caring) vulnerable people, families or young people to gain independence.
  • Travel is essential so must hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle insured for business use.
  • Thorough knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children
  • Have or be willing to work towards an NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care qualification.
  • Computer literate
  • Good interpersonal skills

Key Duties:

· Managing a caseload of vulnerable Service Users, helping to build independent living skills

· Liaising with relevant professionals such as Social Workers, Healthcare practitioners and the Police

· Writing detailed reports which assess a service user's independent living skills

· Completely weekly inspections of Service User's properties

· Support with accessing and maintaining education/employment

· Promote physical, mental and emotional well-being, de-escalating challenging situations when they arise

· Signposting to appropriate services as required, including mental health, drug rehabilitation services, counselling and education

Please see the youtube link "Day in the life of a support worker" for an overview on Bedspace Outreach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjlN9TGBweo

At Bedspace, we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable people in our work. As part of our recruitment, selection, and appointment processes we conduct a range of vetting checks including Enhance DBS checks, to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children and vulnerable people are appointed.

Please note that at present Bedspace are unable to provide sponsorships.

About Bedspace

We are Bedspace. Our mission is simple - to transform the lives of vulnerable people. Our team of 300+ people work to provide housing and support packages to our service users in asylum, young people leaving care, adults in social care and homeless families and individuals. 2024 sees us celebrate our 25th anniversary, in which time we’ve supported over 17,000 vulnerable people to transform their lives.