Housing and Homelessness Practitioner

  • Job Reference: 00003065-1
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Crisis
  • Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary: £36,358
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Service Manager/Coordinator jobs, Project Manager/Officer jobs, Experts by Experience jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: 12-month fixed term contract
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

About us

Crisis is the national charity for people experiencing homelessness. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it. 

This is a key role as you will be part of a member’s journey out of homelessness.  We aim to achieve stability in the person’s situation and work towards long lasting and sustainable change, using coaching principles and methodology.  

Contract: 12-month fixed term contract   

Hours: x2 vacancies 21 hours per week (part-time) OR x1 35 hours per week (full-time)

For the full-time vacancy we encourage applications from candidates who work in the sector or with any of our partner organisations and are currently looking for external secondment opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact jobs@crisis.org.uk  

Location: Crisis Skylight Newcastle, City House, City Road, NE1 2AF 

About the role 

As a Housing and Homelessness Practitioner, you will be part of the coaching team to help motivate members with varying levels of engagement within the Skylight; some practice will be planned and structured with others more complex and requiring a multi-agency response.  

The key to success will be your ability to integrate with the client services teams on a day-to-day basis; to make collaborative, consistent and psychologically informed relationships with colleagues and members.  

About you

As part of the Lead Worker team you have a real opportunity to demonstrate your empathy for people experiencing homelessness.   Sometimes members are distressed by their situation and this role would suit someone who is resilient, tenacious, compassionate, and creative. You will work as part of a busy team in a fast-paced environment and an ability to communicate effectively and prioritise competing demands are essential. 

You will have experience in homelessness (directly or within a relevant sector) and have demonstratable skills in understanding homelessness legislation and advocating on behalf of people. We know that there are many factors that play a significant part in someone's homelessness including issues with health and wellbeing, financial security, social networks etc. Experience of offering support in these areas is essential and transferable skills welcome. 

You will have a track record of working with partner agencies, developing, maintaining strong working relationships, and collaborating to achieve the best outcomes for members.    

You will be interested in evolving your skills and playing an active role as we continue to develop our service and coaching principles further.  

You will need to align with our organisational values that hold us accountable in assisting our members to improve and relieve their homelessness and demonstrate this through your work and behaviours.  

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please email Operations Manager, Emma Lunn at emma.lunn@crisis.org.uk  

We believe diversity is a strength, and our aim is to make sure that Crisis truly reflects the communities we serve. We are actively working towards our organisation being a place where everyone can thrive and make their best contribution to our mission of ending homelessness for good. We know that the more perspectives, voices, and experiences we can bring to this work, the better. We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of homelessness, and people from all marginalised groups, communities, and backgrounds. 

Working at Crisis 

As a member of the team, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: 

  • Interest free loans for travel season ticket, cycle to work, and deposit to secure a tenancy 

  • Pension scheme with an employer contribution of 8.5% 

  • 28 days’ annual leave  

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental, and adoption pay 

  • Flexible working around the core hours 10am-4pm 

  • And more! (Full list of benefits available on website) 

Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience, and career. 

When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.   

Closing date: Sunday 2 June 2024 (at 23:59)  

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 12 June 2024 at Crisis Skylight Newcastle, City House, City Road, NE1 2AF.  

Accessibility 

We want our recruitment process to be as accessible as possible. If you need us to make an adjustment or provide additional support as you apply for a role, please email jobs@crisis.org.uk and our Talent Acquisition team will contact you to discuss how we can help.