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Multiple Exclusion Team, Newcastle upon Tyne

£22,000 per annum

37 hours per week (fixed term until 31st March 2020)

Closing Date – 17th January 2020           Interview Date – TBC

About you

Do you have experience of working in an environment that requires confidentiality?  Do you have experience of working in an environment that is health and safety conscious?  Do you have experience of working to set administrative guidelines? Do you have knowledge of the causes of multiple exclusion?

Are you able to provide advice and guidance?  Are you able to develop and influence others?  Are you emotionally resilient?

Do you have commitment to the values of Changing Lives?  Do you have a commitment to equality and diversity?  Do you have an understanding of how to work within professional boundaries?  Are you willing to work flexibly within a team?

If so, the role of the Streetlife Support Worker may be the role for you.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.

We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.

About the job

The role entails working in and around Newcastle City Centre, interacting with vulnerable adults, who either live on the streets or who are part of a street community. Offering emotional and practical support, coaching and advising service users so that they are able to move away from begging in the City Centre and surrounding areas.

The role will include long periods outdoors in potentially extreme weather conditions, walking the streets to engage with those found begging to reduce their likelihood of being a perpetrator or victim of serious violence. To support clients to access basic needs, housing advice/appointments and support, telephone support and advice to address any addiction issues, poverty, physical, social or mental health needs.

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Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. 

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