Salary: £28,000 per annum Status: Full Time (9-5pm Monday-Friday) Closing Date: Friday 8th June 2018 Interview Date: Monday 25th June 2018 Location: Glasgow
We are seeking a dynamic leader to develop and lead our Crisis Intervention Service and to develop our role in the City Ambition Network in eradicating homelessness.
This role involves developing the Crisis Intervention Service to the highest quality service to ensure that the most excluded individuals within society have access to housing information and advice and crisis intervention. We operate an open door no referral practice where any individual who has experienced or is vulnerable to homelessness can present to the day centre for assistance. We will work with individuals for as long as it takes with no cut off time limit.
The role will involve leading and supporting a core team of project workers who perform a daily crisis intervention service which is delivered through three strands: One to One Intervention Service (Duty Service), Café Intervention Service and a Door Duty Service. This involves supporting individuals who present to the day centre and who may have multiple complexities and are affected by: rough sleeping, residing in homeless accommodation or live in a vulnerable tenancy.
This can be a challenging but hugely rewarding role in developing and leading the service and candidates should demonstrate a commitment to a non-judgemental and person-centred practice. Many of the people we support are affected by addiction, offending, mental ill health and repeated homelessness. The role requires empathy, understanding and an ability to see a way forward and be proactive in helping vulnerable adults through the challenges they face.
An essential part of this role is to develop The Marie Trusts’ role in the City Ambition Network (CAN). The CAN is part of a city partnership comprising of The Marie Trust, Simon Community Scotland, Glasgow City Mission, Turning Point Scotland and Glasgow City Council's Health and Social Partnership. Its aim is to work together, sharing resources and specialisms to provide direct assistance and intervention to get people off the streets and support them longer term. Part of the Service Managers role is to support the project workers who have a CAN Worker remit to be part of this initiative.
Experience of leading teams and developing services is essential and knowledge of homelessness, housing and/or welfare rights and advocacy is essential for this post.
All appointments are subject to satisfactory PVG Scheme Disclosure.