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Support Worker – Elizabeth House

This post is located within the project premises. Elizabeth House provides nine supported beds within a 24-hour supported accommodation setting for young mothers (or mums to be) aged 16+ and their pre-school children.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an individual who is passionate about working with our client group as part of a small, busy team; Elizabeth House works in a multi-disciplinary way, providing a holistic support package to service users whilst keeping the central focus on the child. The project offers housing related support and as such, general guidance in life skills and emotional support, enabling the family to learn the skills they need to live more independently. The work is relationship based, providing life and social skills training, through ordinary day to day situations. This support provides a foundation upon which other professionals work to encourage, develop and assess these skills further.

The prospective candidate would assist with all aspects of running the project, motivating and empowering Service Users towards independent living.   The successful applicant may be required to cover the occasional sleep shift, however this will not be a regular request.

We are seeking a candidate who is organised, practical with a positive outlook, and experience of working with young people in a paid or unpaid capacity. An understanding of the benefits systems and drug and alcohol misuse are desirable. Knowledge of safeguarding children and domestic abuse are essential. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills, a willingness to learn and the ability to build cooperative working relationships. Qualified to NVQ Level 2 in a relevant field is essential.


*There is an Occupational Requirement for the post holder in this residential project to be female (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, Para 1)

 

To download an Application Pack please visit https://oasiscommunityhousing.org/what-you-can-do/vacancies/ or alternatively email recruitment@oasiscommunityhousing.org (please note that CVs are not accepted).

 

Closing date for applications is 6th April 2020 at 09:00, however, we may appoint sooner if a suitable candidate is found.

Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@oasiscommunityhousing.org

Interviews will be held at Central Office  

Please note – we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted, if you do not hear from Oasis Community Housing within six weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

 

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, meeting essential criteria and Enhanced DBS (dependent on role).

 

Elizabeth House Support Worker Job Description

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Out of Hours Project Worker

2 x Out of Hours – Project Worker (Full time – 37 hours)

2 x Out of Hours – Project Worker (Part time – 22 hours)

 

Salary: £18,000 – £19,000 plus £650 anti-social allowance

 

Hours: 37 hours per week and 22 hours per week, to be worked flexibly and to include weekends, bank holidays and evening work.

 

We are looking to appoint four reliable and dedicated individuals to support people in a flexible and creative way when accessing activity and support on afternoons, evenings and weekends. This role will be in addition to the day service and somewhere safe to stay hub and will be working alongside these services to offer more opportunity for people to access services when they need it most. The service will provide a safe space that will ensure the people accessing it feel welcome, listened to and supported. It will give the opportunity for practice to be person centred, to assess individual’s needs and plan with the individual how we can support them. Some of this will largely centre around housing options, substance misuse needs and mental health support. However also recognising the importance of therapeutic practice and the value in doing creative and fun activities. It will be vital to engage with other services and understand the value of multi-agency and collaborative working to best meet people’s needs. This is the first service of its type in Gateshead and will also serve the wider North East region.

 

You will be the first point of contact for people accessing support and will actively ensure the security of the building and guests, monitor CCTV systems and complete relevant building checks as needed. The ability to deal with complaints and ensure the health and safety of guests and work with guests to resolve conflict using de-escalation skills where appropriate. You will accurately record messages, update log books, and handover reports and update our INFORM system where appropriate.

 

You will hold an NVQ Level 2 in a relevant qualification and have at least 2 years’ experience of working with vulnerable groups including people who are homeless including experience of health and safety and safeguarding.

 

The applicant will have exceptional interpersonal skills along with a mature and flexible approach with the ability to work calmly under pressure. As this is a role which covers night shifts you would be expected to work anti-social hours so the ability to be flexible is essential.

 

However, it will be an occupational requirement that a practising Christian is needed for some specified roles. This will be highlighted in the qualifications section of the job description and will be clearly stated in the job advert.

 

To download an Application Pack please visit https://oasiscommunityhousing.org/what-you-can-do/vacancies/ or alternatively email recruitment@oasiscommunityhousing.org (please note that CVs are not accepted).

 

Closing date for applications is 20/02/2020 at 17:00; please note, we may appoint this role before the closing date.  Interview date 25/03/2020

Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@oasiscommunityhousing.org

 

Please note – we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted, if you do not hear from Oasis within six weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

 

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, meeting essential criteria and Enhanced DBS (dependent on role).

 

Click here to download job application

Click here to download job application guidance

Click here to download our ethos and values

Relief Support Workers-Gateshead

Relief Support Workers-Gateshead

Location: Elizabeth House/Naomi

Part Time, Saturday and Sunday day shift along with Saturday evening/sleep shift.

 

Salary: £9.69 per hour plus £45.00 overnight allowance

 

Oasis Community Housing is a Christian response to homelessness and disadvantage providing housing, support and other specialised services.   Our vision is for everyone to be part of a community where they are included, belong and have what they need to reach their God-given potential.

We provide holistic support, including one to one key work, Support Planning, Life and Employability Skills Workshops and opportunities for personal development. We’re seeking to recruit Relief Support Workers within our Gateshead projects Elizabeth House and the Naomi Project to join the team in providing support.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of our Service Users? About supporting vulnerable people and preparing them for increased independence? Do you have experience working in supported housing with young people and/or extensive experience of supporting vulnerable young people?

To join us you will need to demonstrate a holistic approach in relating to people and an understanding of the pressures facing vulnerable people, particularly around homelessness.  You will need the ability to engage, relate and motivate people, to use your initiative and work flexibly in a sometimes demanding environment.

We are primarily looking to appoint relief staff to cover weekends, working a 9am-6pm shift on a rota basis with occasional 6pm-midnight and sleepover shifts. The flexibility to cover other shifts as needed would be required.

In return you will benefit from a supportive, creative environment and have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills. We are passionate about our staff and believe in caring for them in the same ways we care about our service users. We believe staff are the foundation stone to the success of the charity and so we do everything we can to make sure they feel valued, supported, engaged and developed. We welcome applicants from all faiths or none, but it is important that all employees understand and sympathise with the Christian ethos of Oasis Community Housing.

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

*There is an Occupational Requirement for the postholder in this residential project to be female (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, Para 1)

Please note – we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted, if you do not hear from Oasis within six weeks, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

 

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, meeting essential criteria and Enhanced DBS (dependent on role).

 

Oasis Community Housing is an equal opportunities employer

Registered charity no. 1107554.

www.oasiscommunityhousing.org

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Relief Support Workers, Croydon

Relief Support Worker

Salary: Grade B: £11.23 p/h (inc London Weighting)

Part time role: As needed.

Oasis Community Housing is a Christian response to homelessness and disadvantage providing housing, support and other specialised services.   Our vision is for everyone to be part of a community where they are included, belong and have what they need to reach their God-given potential.

We provide holistic support, including one to one key work, Support Planning, Life and Employability Skills Workshops and opportunities for personal development. We’re seeking to recruit Relief Support Workers to join the team in providing support to vulnerable people.

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of our Service Users? About supporting vulnerable people and preparing them for increased independence? Do you have experience working in supported housing with young people and/or extensive experience of supporting vulnerable and/or challenging young people?

To join us you will need to demonstrate a holistic approach in relating to vulnerable people and an understanding of the pressures facing vulnerable people, particularly around homelessness.  You will need the ability to engage, relate and motivate vulnerable people, to use your initiative and work flexibly in a demanding environment. Communication is vital to the work that we do, and you will need strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively and efficiently author, read and transfer information both electronically and verbally. You will be using a range of platforms to document information and interactions, so knowledge of word processing programmes such as Word are essential.

In return you will benefit from a supportive, creative environment and have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills. We are passionate about our staff and believe in caring for them in the same ways we care about our service users. We believe staff are the foundation stone to the success of the charity and so we do everything we can to make sure they feel valued, supported, engaged and developed. We welcome applicants from all faiths or none, but it is important that all employees understand and sympathise with the Christian ethos of Oasis Community Housing.

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

 

Befriender

Oasis Community Housing’s drop-in centres, in Gateshead and Sunderland, provide practical help and advice to people who are in a housing crisis or who are rough sleeping.

At the Basis@Gateshead and Basis@Sunderland projects, we welcome those who come through our doors with a cuppa, a bite to eat, and the offer of a hot shower and a place to wash their clothes. Most importantly, we source emergency accommodation for people and get them plugged in to other local services that can help them on their journey to stability.

We are looking for volunteers to act as befrienders. Our volunteers engage in a variety of tasks to help maintain the Basis projects, to ensure that service users are welcomed and well supported. At Basis the volunteers’ tasks include:

  • Providing practical support for service users (e.g. form filling, making refreshments, helping with laundry).
  • Befriending and engaging with service users whilst in the project. Simply being a listening ear can be invaluable for social excluded individuals with chaotic lifestyles.
  • Encouraging service users, recognising and celebrating progress.
  • Maintaining a friendly and open relationship with the service user while observing the professional boundaries protocol outlined during the induction training session.

Further information

Hours: flexible, to be agreed between volunteer and Oasis Community Housing. We ask befrienders to volunteer for two hours on the same day each week.

Duration: A longer commitment is ideal. However, we will consider shorter term options too.

Responsible to: Project team leader and Volunteer Coordinator

Expenses:  Reasonable costs incurred whilst conducting Oasis Community Housing’s business

Review Period: 2 months

Download a role description here