Social assistant in Rotterdam – Polish speaking

Barka Foundation (Dutch branch) is looking for a new colleague to help assist homeless citizens of Central and Eastern Europe in Rotterdam. Barka has been running aid programs for the homeless for 12 years, including London, Utrecht, Dublin, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp. The aim of the activities is to help citizens of Central and Eastern Europe to overcome homelessness, addictions and other difficulties by returning to their country or getting help in the Netherlands.

Job title: Social assistant

Job description: you will be working in a team of two! Your direct teammate will be someone who has personal experience with homelessness and/or addiction, which they have overcome. In a team you will be visiting places where homeless people stay in Rotterdam (day centers, night shelters, hospitals and other places where homeless and vulnerable people ”reside”). You will be responsible for the provision of assistance in diverse range of subjects.


  • fluent polish speaker
  • higher education (preferred social sciences)
  • good knowledge of Dutch and English
  • openness and ability to work in a team
  • readiness to undergo several days of training in the Netherlands as a recruitment stage.
  • willingness to undergo 1-2 weeks of training in Poland, if employed.

Place of work: Rotterdam

Working time: 32 hours / week

Starting date: June, 1st

The first stage of the recruitment process will be an interview in our office in Utrecht. The second stage of recruitment will be a several-day training in Stichting Barka projects in the Netherlands.

The vacancy will close by May 10, 2022 or until a suitable candidate has been found.

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