We have an exciting opportunity for two Migrant Outreach Workers to join our dynamic team at Hope Housing. A full job description and person specification are attached.
We have received some funding for the ‘Next Steps’ programme to employ 2 Migrant Outreach Workers for 1 year to work with clients who are currently accommodated under the ‘Everybody In’ Scheme run by Bradford Council. We will work with mainly European clients to help them to apply for settled status and access mainstream benefits, housing and employment.
Who are we?
Established in 2008, Hope Housing is a registered Christian charity working with people experiencing homelessness in Bradford. Our aim is to end rough sleeping in Bradford by eradicating homelessness through the provision of a range of services including crisis management, advice and advocacy and supported housing. Hope Housing currently has 40 supported bed places across 25 properties across the city and we are actively looking to expand our portfolio. We are connected into a wide range of working partnerships with statutory and voluntary services and churches to deliver a range of person centred services in the city. We know that we cannot solve homelessness by ourselves; our key principles are to work with others and focus our work on filling gaps in homeless provision so that in our city no one will be left out. All our support is tailored to each individual and enables even the most disadvantaged people to access housing, financial and practical help through a person-centred, individualised approach.
The Migrant Outreach Worker will work with others in the City to find a pathway out of homelessness. They will be working with the HOPS (Homeless Outreach Partnership Service) team, Bradford Council, DWP Social Justice Team, hostel providers and our Settled Status service to find solutions for clients. The Migrant Outreach Worker will have an individual caseload of clients and will create a tailored plan for each client to move out of homelessness and destitution. The worker will help the EEA migrants to access Settled Status support and help them with getting ID, passports and collect evidence to obtain settled or pre - settled status. Alongside this they will support clients into employment, through accessing Job Clubs, specialist Job Centre workers, as well as support clients into legitimate working solutions.
What drives us?
At our core we aim to reduce homelessness in such ways as may be thought fit within the context of Christian values and practice, based on the biblical mandate to love our neighbour as ourselves. We believe it is a great privilege to help people experiencing homelessness by providing hope where they often feel there is no hope.
Holidays: 25 days p.a. + Statutory bank holidays (pro rata)
Pension: Hope Housing will make employer contributions to your pension as follows:
All reasonable expenses incurred to carry out the role such as mileage will be reimbursed in line with our policies and procedures.