Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Crisis is currently recruiting an Outreach Arts Tutor to join an innovative new service supporting people that are sleeping rough in Oxford. This is a new post funded by Oxford City Council as part of the Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) and is managed by Crisis Skylight Oxford. The Rough Sleeping Initiative funding has been made available on a targeted basis by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), to prevent and reduce rough sleeping.
About the role
As Outreach Arts Tutor (Rough Sleeping Hub), you will have the opportunity to work to end people’s homelessness within a brand new, city centre, multi-agency hub. The post holder will operate from the new rough sleeping hub in Oxford City Centre. Other services offering support and engagement at the hub include Oxford City Council, St Mungo’s Street Outreach Team, Aspire and Turning Point. You will:
· Plan, organise, and deliver visual arts activities to people that are sleeping rough and accessing the hub
· Develop the confidence, self-esteem, and creative skills of homeless individuals by engaging them in ‘drop-in’ small group/individual art activities
· Encourage the accessing of services amongst individuals to help end their homelessness
This role is offered on a fixed term contract until the end of March 2019.
Knowledge/Skills and Experience:
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate a flexible, creative and independent approach to all areas of your work, communicate clearly and maintain appropriate professional boundaries. As an arts graduate or professional with relevant experience, you will be confident planning, delivering, and evaluating arts activities for clients, including those with challenging behaviour and complex needs, in a non-traditional environment.
Your calm and confident approach to your work will be backed up by a friendly and engaging attitude and a proven understanding of safeguarding procedures. You will be committed to ending people’s homelessness through working practices that promote equality and social inclusion.
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
How to apply
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please visit our website to apply online. The job description is available on our website by clicking on the 'Vacancy Details' button. https://jobsatcrisis.irecruittotal.com/C...
If you would like to chat to us about any required reasonable adjustments, please contact the HR Team on 020 7426 3819 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 24 September 2018 (11.59pm)
Interview date: 4 October 2018
We value diversity, promote equality and encourage and applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.
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