Positive Pathways Worker

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We are seeking a Positive Pathways Coordinator to work collaboratively with Doncaster Minster and other faith groups within the borough and the Complex Lives Alliance to improve the lives of people with multiple and complex needs.

POST: Positive Pathways Worker Reducing Homelessness

CONTRACT: Fixed Term 2- years

HOURS: 37 hours

SALARY: £21,000

HOLIDAY: 28 days annual leave

REPORTING TO: Complex Lives Team Manager/Doncaster Minster

RESPONSIBLE TO: Doncaster Minster

Key Working Relationship: The postholder will be responsible to Doncaster Minster, regularly liaising with a named contact from the Minster. The named contact will sign off to the objective setting and appraisal of the postholder. Based within the Complex Lives Team and reporting directly to the Team Manager, Positive Pathways Regional Co-ordinator and Minster Link.

An enhanced DBS check is required as this position will involve directly working with vulnerable people.


Doncaster Minster and the Complex Lives Alliance strive to improve the lives and well-being of people with multiple and complex needs (such as substance misuse, rough sleeping, mental health issues, and offending behaviour. domestic or sexual violence) in Doncaster through effective and sustained engagement and the use of a multi-disciplinary and person-centered approach as part of the principle of MEAM (Making Every Adult Matter). Doncaster Minster are committed to improving the lives of those with complex needs as part of their outreach programme.


The focus of this role is to create and sustain the successful delivery of drop-in activities/workshops for homeless and vulnerable people moving away from homelessness with the support of stakeholders, volunteers, and those with lived experience. This will include a mixture of group work, 121 engagement with clients, and facilitating the support of volunteers. This will be achieved by working flexibly and in collaboration with the Complex Lives Team, sharing and learning with colleagues from across the organisation, while also brokering internal activities and external (community based) progression opportunities for people who access support from Complex Lives. The postholder will develop the contribution of Doncaster Minster and other faith organisations in the town centre into an effective alliance to meet the objectives set out above.

Your role will also be integrated into the wider work of Positive Pathways, a regional homelessness reduction programme overseen by Church Urban Fund that is also being delivered in Bradford, Middlesbrough, and Sheffield. You will have the opportunity to learn from, and share your experience with, other regional delivery partners through quarterly meetings and other forums facilitated by the Positive Pathways Regional Coordinator.

How to apply

Email your CV and how you meet the objectives of the personal statement as set out in the Job Description no more than 2 pages of A4. To complexlives@doncaster.gov.uk

If have any questions regarding this role, please contact Debbie McKinney Complex Lives Team Manager: complexlives@doncaster.gov.uk

Closing date: 23rd April 2021

Interview date: Week commencing 3rd May 2021.

Full Job Description

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