Peer Support Worker
£16000-£17000Full time role:
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
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.
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 email@example.com
(please note that CVs are not accepted).
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.
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