Job Description

Supported Housing – Project Team Leader (Female*/Christian*) – Gateshead

Gateshead 

Starting Salary: £31,190 per annum plus additional on call allowance of £20 per night, £25 per night for weekends and Bank Holidays.

Hours: 37 hours per week, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. May include additional hours and occasional anti-social working including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

 

Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, supporting women and mothers, preparing young people for increased independence? Do you have experience of working in supported housing projects?

Our Supported Housing service is an accommodation-based service based across three locations in Gateshead:

Naomi – an eight bed 24/7 staffed project with four dispersed flats, for single young women.

Elizabeth House – a nine bed 24/7 staffed project for young mothers.

Karis – supporting six young mothers living in semi-independent accommodation on a local housing estate.

The service provides holistic support, housing and resettlement services for young women at risk of homelessness, with the aim of moving them on safely and successfully. The primary age group is 16-21, however individuals are accepted up to the age of 25 on a case-by-case basis. This role is female only due to the project supporting only females. In line with new regulatory requirements this service is in the process of registering with OFSTED, hence will be subject to regular inspections.

To join us you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the pressures facing young women and mothers, particularly those linked to homelessness. You will have the ability to engage and motivate

people, to use your initiative and work flexibly in a demanding environment. You will have experience at Senior Support Worker or Team Leader level within supported housing projects, including the ability to deliver holistic support, needs and risk assessment, and effectively oversee 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. There is a requirement for this post holder to be a Practising Christian.

We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity. We encourage and welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates from all backgrounds to support a diverse workforce, including individuals with lived experience of homelessness.

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role.

 

*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 Wednesday 3rd July 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.

PTL – Supported Housing Gateshead – Job Description
Guidance on Completing an Application
Oasis Community Housing Ethos and Values