Charity registered in Scotland SC021740
Churches Action for the Homeless (CATH) is a charity which supports, encourages and promotes the development and delivery of projects aimed at alleviating homelessness and its associated issues in Perth and surrounding areas. CATH is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, based in Perth City Centre.
CATH is committed to treating those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness with dignity and respect. Our service users are supported in a non-judgemental, empathetic manner to make informed choices regarding their support, living arrangements and lifestyle choices. Our services are open to anyone in need of them and provided without commitment to change.
Main purpose of the job: Responsible for the delivery of Support Services offered by CATH focusing on vulnerable people throughout Perth & Kinross
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide an effective needs led service to service users throughout their engagement with CATH, in line with Cath’s policies and procedures
Deliver an effective early intervention support service to achieve the best possible results
Build and maintain relationships with complimentary agencies to secure best outcomes for service users and support agencies promoting best practice.
Create and manage effective professional relationships with local authority staff and other external agencies CATH works in partnership with.
Maintain a working knowledge of available resources for service users, signposting and referring as necessary
To work with service users ensuring provision of advice, support, motivation, crisis intervention and future planning where appropriate to the expressed needs of service users
Lead on regular reviews of service user cases – alongside partner agencies and other CATH services
Develop positive working relationships with clients in order to facilitate the best possible outcomes and to address issues of social isolation and exclusion
Work with clients seeking support to assess their needs and identify and work towards individual goals, ensuring an integrated approach towards support
Record and maintain digital records ensuring support plans are up to date and accurate
Actively participate as a team member, attend both project and whole staff team meetings
Participate in regular support and supervision
To contribute to providing cover for absent colleagues
To be aware of, understand and implement agreed policies, procedures and practice including in the area of Health and Safety at work.
Work in a way which is supportive of colleagues and ensures their safety and wellbeing
Undertake other duties as your line manager should require in keeping with the responsibility of the post