Barka Foundation is looking for a Polish-speaking social assistant (for our office in Utrecht )

Barka Foundation assists homeless end vulnerable European citizens who encounter various problems in the Netherlands.

As a polish–speaking social assistant, you will:

  • Work together with the Polish team of social assistants
  • Visit places where homeless individuals live and/or temporarily stay (such as day/night shelters, hospitals, mental health institutions and other organisations)
  • Respond to the support requests that come either directly from the person in need or indirectly from different social partners and provide guidance and help according to the situation.
  • Encourage, motivate, and assist beneficiaries in finding a job (with accommodation) or when the prospects in the Netherlands are lacking, in returning back to their home country in the form of a reconnection.

As a social assistant, you need to:

  • Speak Polish fluently
  • Have a good working knowledge of the Dutch language
  • Have undergone higher education
  • Feel comfortable working with the target group

What we offer:

  • Working experience in an international NGO with colleagues of different nationalities
  • Gaining experience in working on a support programme for homeless and vulnerable citizens
  • Learning from the rich experience of the mother organisation: Barka Foundation in Poland, in supporting and empowering people experiencing life difficulties such as addictions, homelessness, unemployment, etc.
  • Cooperating with various Dutch organisations
  • Gaining insight into the field of addictions
  • Salary according to the collective labor agreement for social work
  • Working time: 32 hours per week.
  • Estimated start date: July 1, 2023

Application procedure

The first phase of the recruitment process will be an interview. Subsequently, the candidate will follow a several-day training in the field in Stichting Barka’s projects across the Netherlands.

If you’re interested, please send your CV and motivation letter before June 20, to:

We are looking forward to meeting you!