We are seeking an experienced Project Worker to join our Crisis Intervention Service in eradicating homelessness, providing advice, advocacy and support to individuals with multiple complex needs.
This role involves supporting the delivery of the Crisis Intervention Service ensuring that vulnerable individuals receive the highest quality service and 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 working directly with people experiencing crisis through our 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, 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.
Knowledge of homelessness, housing and/or welfare rights and advocacy is essential for this post.
The Marie Trust is a frontline homeless service based in Glasgow city centre. In the past year 2,477 individuals presented to The Marie Trust for assistance. On an average day we can have up to 100 individuals presenting to the centre for advice and assistance, education and meals.
The Marie Trust is a small but progressive organisation. We provide practical assistance and have a wide range of facilities; shower and laundry facilities, access to sleeping bags and survival kits, food parcels and clothing. We have a Not for Profit Café Service and a Training Kitchen which has gained the prestigious Healthy Living Plus Award. We are also an approved REHIS training centre and deliver our own in-house training for staff and volunteers.
We have our own not for profit charity shop, a Counselling Service, Health and Wellbeing Service, PMOT Service providing social prescribing and pharmacy services and an award winning skills development service which works in and alongside Glasgow colleges. Our Crisis Intervention Service works with the most excluded individuals within society and provides a direct access to advice and assistance for individuals who struggle engaging with services.
This post is subject to PVG registration.
Closing Date: Monday 9th March 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020
If you would like to have an informal discussion on this post please contact Frances McKinlay: FMckinlay@themarietrust.org.uk / 0141 221 01696 (option 2)
Please send applications to: FMckinlay@themarietrust.org.uk