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Support Worker

Support Worker

Oasis Community Housing Foyer, Thornton Heath Oasis Community Housing is a Christian response to homelessness and

 

Salary: £21,600 – £22,600 per annum, made up of: Basic Salary £18,000 – £19,000 per annum, + London Weighting of £2,950 per annum, + Anti-Social Hours Payment of £650 per annum

 

Hours: 37 hours per week working to a 4 week rolling rota with unsociable working including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

 

Fixed term contract for 1 year with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

 

The Oasis Community Housing Foyer is accredited by the Foyer Federation to provide supported accommodation for young people experiencing homelessness aged 16-25. 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 a Support Worker to join the team in providing support to young people across Stage 2 of the Croydon Youth Homelessness Pathway.

 

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of our Service Users? About supporting young 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 young people and an understanding of the pressures facing young people, particularly around homelessness.  You will need the ability to engage, relate 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 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.

Oasis Community Housing is an equal opportunities employer

Registered charity no. 1107554.

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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.

 

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

Relief Support Worker

Salary: Grade B: £11.23 p/h inc £45 overnight allowance (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.

 

Maintenance Worker

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Maintenance Worker to join our organisation. Working closely with the Maintenance Team Leader you will be responsible for carrying out repairs as faults arise and respond effectively to maintenance matters which could impact the health and safety of the service users and/or staff. You will carry out internal and external decoration work and work with external contractors where necessary. Alongside the Maintenance Team Leader you will follow a cyclical maintenance programme covering all the organisation’s properties and work in line with the organisation’s Health and Safety procedures and HSE guidelines and with due regard to the Health and Safety of self and others. At times you will be expected to carry out basic plumbing and drainage issues and repair and replace ironmongery and other fixtures. Other duties may need to be carried out as needed by the Maintenance Team Leader.

It is expected that you will have a sound knowledge of Health and Safety and an NVQ in any maintenance would be preferred. A knowledge of PAT testing would be desirable however, training may be provided for the right candidate.

It is essential that you are able to carry out basic maintenance in the areas of plumbing, painting and decorating, gardening, basic joinery, and have the initiative to work alone. You must be a motivated individual with a positive attitude and good interpersonal skills. This role will involve travelling between our sites so a full clean driving licence is essential along with the ability to be flexible and able to respond to ongoing change. You will have the ability to interact with people from all backgrounds and a sympathy for the values and ethos of OCH.

Closing date for applications is Friday 30th August.

A copy of the job description can be found here:

Job Description

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

Oasis Community Housing is an equal opportunities employer

Registered charity no. 1107554.

www.oasiscommunityhousing.org

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