Homelessness Project Worker

  • Salary £21,255
  • Location Newcastle, Byker
  • Status 37.5 hours per week to be worked on a day and night rotational shift pattern
  • Deadline 22 January 2024

Byker Bridge House was set up in 1995 to provide a centrally located service that can offer emergency bed spaces to adults facing homelessness across the city. The building has since been redeveloped to provide 31 short-term beds, staffed 24-hours a day by a team of specialist housing and support workers.

People who come to Byker Bridge House tend to be at a crisis point and are referred to us from services such as prison, probation or hospital via Newcastle City Council’s Housing Advice Centre. Residents are often experiencing complex issues relating to drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues and anti-social behaviour. Byker Bridge House exists to provide people with safety and security with a roof over their heads and access to food and drink, warmth and rest.

As a Homelessness Project Worker, you’ll play a really important role in supporting residents to move towards independence. Helping to develop vital life skills such as keeping their rooms and the building safe and clean as well as supporting residents to keep up with their payments and manage their finances.

Some experience of working with vulnerable people may be useful, but what’s really important is having true empathy, great communication skills and the ability to listen and respond in a way that works for the individual you’re supporting. It’s a challenging role, but an incredibly rewarding one.

How to apply

Please return the filled in application form by email to info@tynegroup.org.uk or by post to Tyne Housing Association Ltd, St Silas Church Building, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PG.

Note: We do not accept CV’s, Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

Tyne Housing Association Ltd is an Investor in People and Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Tyne HA is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014 number 21011R and is a charitable housing association

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