Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
This is an exciting time to join the Housing First team, a new service for Crisis Skylight Newcastle, which offers open-ended, flexible and intensive support to people who face multiple disadvantages.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to join our new Housing First service; part of the wider Crisis Skylight Newcastle Team. The Housing First service, funded by Crisis for 3 years will develop evidence and share best practice. Delivering person-centered, flexible, open-ended packages of support, advice and assistance to people who are/have been living on the streets or in multiple supported housing placements, so that they can access and maintain a safe and secure home of their own.
About the role
We are looking for 4 Housing Coaches to join us on a temporary basis for 36 months
As a Housing First Coach you will deliver high quality person-centred support, using psychologically informed approaches, in line with Housing First principles. You will establish open and trusting relationships with people who have had long histories of homelessness or in temporary/insecure accommodation, enabling them to access and sustain accommodation and enable them to exercise choice and control over their lives.
To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter, flexible and have experience of working collaboratively as part of a team and with internal and external partners. You may have a background in adult safeguarding, drug or alcohol recovery services, mental health or housing support and have significant experience of working within a multidiscipline setting with the ability to create strong professional relationships and creative solutions. You will have experience of working with people who have faced severe and multiple exclusion and who may have complex needs; with an understanding of the needs of people who have been homeless for long periods of time. You will be willing and able to provide practical assistance with moving into and maintaining a home – including direct help where necessary with tasks such as shopping, budgeting, cooking and cleaning.
You will also have a knowledge of Housing First and Housing Led approaches and the ability to work within a psychologically informed approach.
There will be a two-stage interview process for this role
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
- Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
- Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
- 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your on-going development to build your skills, experience and career.