Support Worker

Action Foundation
£17,230- £19,527
Contract Type: 
Contract / Temporary
Full time
Closing date: 
Tuesday, 23 April, 2019 - 09:00
Tyne and Wear

Job Description - Support Worker (fixed term until December 2020)
Responsible to: Senior Support Worker
Responsible for: Clients support work and case management
Organisational Context: Action Foundation is an award-winning charity that provides opportunities for marginalised people to overcome their exclusion. This is expressed by providing free accommodation for refused asylum seekers (Action Housing and Action Hosting and our developing Action Access project), short-term supported accommodation for those with refugee status (Action Letting) and ESOL classes (Action Language).

Job Purpose: To assist the Senior Support Worker in providing the day-to-day running of Action Foundation’s Housing, Access and Letting projects, through the oneto- one support to our clients as directed. We currently have 20 houses with up to 73 clients.

Time Commitment: 35 Hours
Salary Scale: £17,230- £19,527 per annum depending on experience + 6% pension
Contract: Fixed term to December 2020
Location: To operate from either Newcastle or Sunderland offices

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Support Worker for Action Foundation’s supported housing projects. The charity was established in 2005 to assist asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants in Tyne and Wear – we now have 20 properties supporting up to 73 clients. With new projects starting in 2019 we need to add to the team working to overcome homelessness, isolation, exclusion and poverty.

You will manage a caseload helping your clients access the support they require. You will have a strong working knowledge of the welfare benefits system and experience working with vulnerable adults. It is an exciting time at Action Foundation and your involvement could help shape the service in the future.

Application deadline is 9am 23 April 2019

Interviews will be held Monday 29 April 2019

Completed applications to be sent to or posted to; Recruitment (Support Worker), Action Foundation, CastleGate at City Church, Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2JQ