Moving On Tyne and Wear Navigator

Employment
Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Hours: 
Full time
Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 16:45
Based: 
Gateshead
Fixed Salary
£19,500
Per Annum
Employer: 
Oasis Community Housing

Maternity cover from Sept 20 and fixed term (expected end June 2021)

About Moving on Tyne and Wear

Moving On Tyne & Wear (MOTW) is joint-funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund, and aims to support people with a range of complex needs across Tyne and Wear to move towards or into training and employment.

This project is led by Mental Health Concern (MHC) and supported by 10 partner organisations; including Oasis Community Housing.

About Us

Oasis Community Housing, is a Christian charity responding to homelessness and disadvantage, working with people of all faiths and none, providing housing, employability support and other specialised services to develop life skills that will enable people to live successful independent lives.

About the Role

The Navigator will work as part of the Oasis Community Housing wider Employability team and will manage a caseload of Moving on Tyne and Wear participants in Gateshead providing them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome health barriers to employment and training both remotely and face to face as appropriate.

The post holder will help participants to accept, adjust to and when able recover from physical and/or mental health conditions. They will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, addressing barriers to engagement and introducing activities to support progression into education and employment.

You will be qualified to NVQ3 or equivalent with previous experience of working with people in a coaching/ mentoring environment in a paid or unpaid capacity. You will need experience of working in the employability field in communities, engaging workless participants and be aware of the impact on worklessness on people. You will have experience in supporting people with health problems to access mainstream activities and resources which will help them to better manage their conditions and move towards or into employment and of recording their progress. An understanding of the benefits system is essential. You will have a flexible approach to your work and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, meeting essential criteria and Enhanced DBS (dependent on role).

To download an application pack, please visit https://oasiscommunityhousing.org/what-you-can-do/vacancies/. Alternatively please email recruitment@oasiscommunityhousing.org to request a pack. Please note CVs are not accepted.