Job Description

Senior Support Worker (Female*) – Gateshead


Salary: Grade C £24,875 per annum £650 anti-social allowance per annum
The band goes up to £27,038 per annum; however, this is dependent on annual performance reviews.
Plus sleep in payments of £55 per nightshift worked.  

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week, to a rolling rota, including evenings, weekends, bank holidays, sleep in shifts

Are you passionate about making a difference, supporting young women and young mums, preparing them for increased independence? Do you have experience of working in supported housing?

To join us you will need to demonstrate a holistic approach to support, a positive outlook, an understanding of the pressures facing young women, particularly those linked to homelessness, and the ability to use your initiative while working in a demanding environment. You will have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organisational skills, the ability to build cooperative working relationships, and experience of multi-disciplinary team meetings. The role requires you to assist, and deputise for the Project Team Leader in all aspects of running a service, including Safeguarding and Health and Safety.

In return, you will benefit from a supportive, creative environment and have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills. We are a growing charity, and 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.

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. As part of our strategy for growth and development, we are embarking on an ambitious journey to develop our culture of co-production. We want to share power and responsibility with those accessing our services in meaningful, safe and accessible ways, and to create an environment where everyone can contribute.

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.

Our Gateshead Home Service comprises of:
Naomi project – an 8 bed 24 hour staffed project, and 4 dispersed flats for single women.  
Elizabeth House – a 9 bed 24 hour staffed project for young mothers and their babies.
Karis project – supporting 6 young mothers housed in independent accommodation on a local housing estate. The service provides support, housing and resettlement services for young women at risk of homelessness in Gateshead. The primary age group is 16-25.


*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). This role is female only due to the requirement to work sleep in shifts within female only projects.

 *Please Note:

This post carries an Occupational Requirement (OR) for the post holder to be a female as exempted in The Equality Act 2010


Closing date for applications is Monday 8th April 2024

Oasis Community Housing is an equal opportunities employer

Registered charity no. 1107554.


To apply for this role, please use the Apply link below. Using the links to the Job Description, Guidance and our Ethos and Values.

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, meeting essential criteria and Enhanced DBS.


Please note CVs are not accepted.

Senior Support Worker Supported Housing – Job Description
Guidance on Completing an Application
Oasis Community Housing Ethos and Values