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Discussion in 'Nederlands (Dutch)' started by murcielago1, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. murcielago1 Junior Member

    Brighton, UK
    Dutch - Holland, English - UK
    How would you translate the job title "Housing Support Worker" into Dutch?
    The job is to work with vulnerable adults threatened by homelessness and support them to be able to maintain their tenancies independently.
    Any ideas?
    Many thanks!
     
  2. bibibiben

    bibibiben Senior Member

    Amsterdam
    Dutch - Netherlands
    Tough question. I suppose 'huisvestingsmedewerker' won't do, as this word is too generic. 'Woonondersteuner' would definitely fit the bill, but I don't know how acceptable this word is. Just 92 hits on Google...
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
  3. marrish Senior Member

    اُردو Urdu
    ''Woonbegeleider'' appears to be a good equivalent and it has the advantage that it is used.
     
  4. bibibiben

    bibibiben Senior Member

    Amsterdam
    Dutch - Netherlands
    Yes, sounds like the right word indeed!
     
  5. marrish Senior Member

    اُردو Urdu
    So good we can agree despite me not being a native. Incidentally one of my colleagues used to work as ''woonbegeleider' and more precisely as ''preventief woonbegeleider'' but I believe it is not necessary to complicate things.
     
  6. murcielago1 Junior Member

    Brighton, UK
    Dutch - Holland, English - UK
    Many thanks everyone!
     
  7. marrish Senior Member

    اُردو Urdu
    You're very much welcome!
     

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