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Support Worker

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

Our new Southwark North contract provides supported accommodation to young people experiencing homelessness.  The main office of the project is situated at No3 Peckham with a number of satellite offices across the Borough.  The service provides support, housing and resettlement services for young people in Southwark who have the status of being looked after children or care leavers, or young people at risk of homelessness.

The primary age group is 16-21, however individuals are accepted up to the age of 25 on a case by case basis.

To join us you will need to demonstrate a holistic approach to support, and an understanding of the pressures facing young people, particularly those linked to homelessness.  You will have the ability to engage and motivate young people, to use your initiative and work flexibly in a demanding environment.

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 are a growing charity and don’t have the resource to provide fancy staff perks: however we are really good at the things money can’t buy. 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.

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Peer Support Worker

Job Title:  Peer Support Worker    

Location: Newcastle & Gateshead

Hours: 37 hours per week                         

Contract term: Fixed term to end March 2020

Salary: £16,000 – £17,000 per annum        

Closing Date: 15th November

About you-

The ideal candidate should have experience of supporting people who have experienced multiple complex needs including homelessness.  They will be able to work in a multidisciplinary team as well as under their own initiative to engage and enable change in others. They will have experience of building good relationships with service users through a strong interpersonal approach as well as working to policy and procedure. They should also hold experience of understanding of how to work within professional boundaries, maintaining emotional resilience and a commitment to equality and diversity.

About us

Changing Lives and Oasis Community Housing have partnered to deliver an innovative service for people who are rough sleeping and/or entrenched in homeless services across Newcastle and Gateshead. We have been supporting people in the North East since 1970, with services across Accommodation, Addictions & Recovery, Employment, Criminal Justice, Women’s Services, and Children & Families amongst other key causes; whilst having other exciting developments on the horizon.

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports 16,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

Oasis Community Housing is a Christian response to homelessness and disadvantage working with people of all faiths and none, providing housing, employability 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 welcome applicants from all faiths or none, but it is important that all employees understand and sympathise with the Christian vision, ethos and culture of the organisation.

As a partnership we are looking for committed compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives. Are you ready to change lives for a living? Read more about the job below and apply today.

About the job

The role is to work in and around Newcastle and Gateshead to provide and promote peer support to people who are rough sleeping or are entrenched in the homelessness system.  This will require you to work with engagement workers to build strong relationships with clients and to take an asset based approach to support motivation towards setting and achieving goals.

 

 

Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form from https://oasiscommunityhousing.org/ or alternatively email recruitment@oasisacommunityhousing.org

(please note that CVs are not accepted).

 

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

To view the job description please click the link below.

Peer Support Worker

 

 

Naomi Support Worker

Support Worker

Location: Naomi Project, Gateshead

30 hours per week, evenings, weekends and occasional sleeps over a 3 week rolling rota.

 

Salary: Grade B-£18,000 (pro-rata) plus £650 anti-social allowance (pro-rata)

 

Project Worker, female*, part-time

30 hours per week over a 3 week shift rota including evenings, weekends, and sleep ins.

 

Our Naomi project provides 8 supported beds within a 24 hour staffed house setting and 4 beds within 4 flats as managed tenancies for young women aged 16-30. This post is part of the wider Naomi-Karis team that is co-located at our Naomi residential premises and on a local housing estate.

 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an individual who is passionate about working with our client group to work as part of a small team helping with all aspects of running the project; motivating and empowering Service Users towards independent living in sustained tenancies within the community, providing basic life-skills advice, information and guidance and supporting individuals to move on and access appropriate additional services. The successful applicant may be required to cover the occasional sleep shift.

 

You will have a positive outlook and experience of working with young women in a paid or unpaid capacity. An understanding of the benefits systems, safeguarding and mental health and domestic violence issues and drug and alcohol misuse are desirable. 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.

 

In return you will benefit from a supportive, creative environment and have 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 are a growing charity and don’t have the resource to provide fancy staff perks: however, we are really good at the things money can’t buy. 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.

 

*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)

 

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).

 

https://www.facebook.com/OasisCommunityHousing/

 

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 OCH 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).

Oasis Community Housing is an equal opportunities employer

Registered charity no. 1107554.

www.oasiscommunityhousing.org

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

@oasiscomhousing

https://www.facebook.com/OasisCommunityHousing/

 

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.