Where? This role is based outdoors, throughout Liverpool City Centre.
When? Initially, shifts will be Saturday’s and Sunday’s , 12pm -3pm. There is potential for further shifts in the future which would be mid-week, late afternoon/evening. Ideally you’d be available for two shifts a month in the first instance.
What will I be doing? You will be accompanying our Outreach Team on their rounds throughout Liverpool City Centre, engaging with rough sleepers and people living street lifestyles. You will be engaging with people, offering encouragement and support, and helping the Outreach Worker to build up trust and encouraging people to engage with our support.
What do I need to do this? This role requires you to be comfortable with physical activity, as it involves a lot of walking. Being comfortable working outside is important too, and having access to suitable clothing for working in inclement weather! You will be approachable, non-judgemental, and reliable. Also, having some resilience is important, as you will be working directly with vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs, often presenting with challenging behaviour. Having good listening skills, and having strong professional boundaries is important too. You’ll also need to be over the age of 18.