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Temporary Winter Project Assistant

Reporting to: Winter Project Support Worker
Hours per week: 8-10 hours every two-weeks on a rota pattern. (Successful applicants may also be expected to attend a project meeting for an hour extra, one day a month, at The Hub at 200 New London Road – This is likely to on a morning)
Shift Hours: 9.30pm – 11.30pm
Contract Term: This post is a temporary contract- 2nd December 2019 to 29th February 2020 (with the possibility of an extension to 30th March dependant on funding).
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Applications: Please submit your application to by 14th October 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing 21st October 2019.

Overall purpose of the job:

At CHESS we have a commitment to “Engage” and support “Change” however big or small in people’s lives. It is important that we, at CHESS believe that people can change, but also realise that some people come from complex backgrounds and as a result, skills possessed by our service are utilised to facilitate engagement at all stages of homelessness. We believe our winter project is a vital instrument in this process and we are very proud of our success in recent years.

CHESS will be building on this success by providing the winter project for another year and we are looking for confident and committed assistants to work alongside the support worker in the first part of their waking shift to provide a safe place to sleep, guidance, and help for service users who would otherwise be on the streets. Successful applicants will also help provide food and drinks, put together assessments and note key services that could bring positive change for the individual. Security assistance is also provided.

This challenging, busy and rewarding position includes managing the expectations of guests at the CHESS winter project and applicants should be familiar in working with a hard to reach client group with multiple needs.

This role may be subject to a DBS check prior to appointment.

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