The Homeless Navigator Project is a service within Cyrenians that seeks to address a visible problem with rough sleeping in Edinburgh. The project aims to offer an alternative opportunity for people who are experiencing homelessness and cannot, for whatever reason, make use of the current support services that exist in Edinburgh. The Homeless Navigator Project offers a peer support service, delivered by someone with lived experience of homelessness, for those who are rough sleeping or vulnerably housed.
The Peer Worker is there to offer empathy and understanding in relation to the barriers and challenges that face individuals. When working with marginalized and vulnerable individuals, establishing trust is crucial. A peer approach works on the basis that someone who has been through it themselves is motivated by positive, caring reasons – they have been there themselves and they know how challenging it can be.
The post holder will be responsible for forming relationships with individuals via street-based outreach and providing advice and support to help individuals move away from homelessness and rough sleeping. You will be required to deliver the service in a street-based setting, moving between service users on foot as part of a 2-3 hour planned route through central Edinburgh. You should have a good knowledge of local services and their access criteria, and the ability to demonstrate Cyrenians values of compassion, respect, integrity and innovation in the work that you do.
CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 11th February 2019
Interviews will be held on 21st and 22nd February 2019