EH039 – Housing Support Worker
Newcastle upon Tyne
£18825 + 10% shift allowance £20707.50
37 Hours per week (Rota basis over 7 days) Rolling rota of days, evenings, weekends and nights.
Closing Date – 6th May 2021
Do you have experience of working within a Homeless organisation, supported housing, or local authority environment Housing department or a registered landlord? Do you have experience of, and commitment to, promoting and implementing equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion for vulnerable people?
Do you have experience of working respectfully with individuals offering advice, guidance and support on housing and appropriate tenancy related information? Do you have experience of Housing Management practice and knowledge of Housing legislation & welfare benefit legislation?
If so, the role of Housing Support Worker may be the role for you.
Changing Lives began in 1970, when four people set up Tyneside Cyrenians, offering food and shelter to people experiencing homelessness in the North East. Since then, 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.
Today our charity employs over 600 staff, has 400 volunteers and operates from Berwick to London giving people hope and aspiration that their lives can change. We listen carefully to the experiences of people with lived experience and 20% of staff at Changing Lives have previously used services.
At Changing Lives, we believe that everyone deserves a safe home, a rewarding job and a life free from addiction or abuse. We also believe that, given the right support, anyone can change their life for the better. By focusing on their strengths, potential and opportunities, we help over 14,000 people overcome their problems and live safe, successful, independent lives each year.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives.
About the job
To support the development and delivery of accommodation for females and males experiencing Homeless with additional unmet needs. To work with people accessing Changing Lives in order to improve their quality of life and to deliver an excellent service for our clients in line with the organisation’s mission, service goals, values and associated regulations, guidance and legislature.
This role will be primarily based at an accommodation Project in Newcastle however will require you to work flexibly across a broad range of our services.
What can we offer you in return?
- Long established local employer
- Competitive salary
- 25 days annual leave
- Annual Pay Review
- Central location (near Team Valley Retail Park – Gateshead) with Free onsite parking
- Employee Pension scheme 5% Employee / 3% Employer
- Death in Service Benefit
- Free Employee Assistance Programme
- Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
- CLUB Scheme – Access to Online Discounts
- Comprehensive Learning & Development Opportunities
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://www.changing-lives.org.uk/careers/vacancies/
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.