Since 1995 Byker Bridge House has provided housing and support for people experiencing homelessness. We are proud of the part that we have played in helping many people get back on their feet after experiencing the trauma of being without a home.
This is a great opportunity to be a part of an exciting extension of the service that we provide at Byker Bridge House. In partnership with Newcastle City Council, we have secured funding from Homes England to provide 16 flats for people who are rough sleeping or are ready to leave accommodation for rough sleepers.
In addition, this funding also provides for 3 Rapid Rehousing Workers based in our Rapid Rehousing Team to provide intensive, personalised support for these residents to help them maintain a tenancy, access training or employment, move away from harmful behaviour, re-engage with services, and move back into mainstream accommodation.
It’s a challenging role. We don’t expect that people need support Monday – Friday, 9-5, so there will be evening and weekend working, and all the members of the team will be expected to handle out of hours calls on a rota basis, for which an allowance is payable.
You will be out and about working directly with the people on your caseload, initially finding out who would be appropriate for this offer. You will work intensively with each person, and with a range of other stakeholders, to ensure that they get the support they need to maintain their tenancy, and ultimately move on to permanent accommodation.
We need experienced Support Workers who can work on their own initiative and aren’t afraid of making a decision, but most of all we need people who can get on board with our values and want to help people get to a better place.