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Title:  Bank Project Worker


Bridgwater, South West, GB, TA6 3JR

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  183687


Bank Project Worker


Drawbridge House, Bridgwater




Hours as and when required – Including weekends



Do you need flexibility in the days you work? Our bank roles (sometimes referred to as “relief roles” in other companies) mean that you will be able to choose from available shifts and have the benefits of a consistent workplace combined with opportunity to build positive relationships with the individuals we support. However you aren’t guaranteed shifts every week as hours are worked as and when required.


Could you support our residents with learning disabilities to live more independently, identify their goals and achieve their aspirations?


Would you like to make a difference that lasts long after the end of your shift?


We have a great opportunity for an experienced Bank Project Worker with passion and drive to support our residents with their daily living skills. Set in a quiet, residential area of Bridgwater, Drawbridge House has seven fully-furnished bedrooms in a shared house and provides long term support for adults aged 18 to 65, with a range of learning disabilities, encouraging them to live as independently as possible.


We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression.


Sanctuary also has a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.


Read more about Drawbridge House here 


The role of Bank Project Worker will include:

  • Providing one-to-one support to clients, helping them to develop their daily living skills and strive for greater independence
  • Promoting clients to make choices
  • Helping clients with; budgeting, menu planning, writing shopping lists, cooking, general house work and medication administration
  • Supporting clients with benefit application and management
  • Producing care and support plans and risk management plans with clients
  • Liaising with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of clients
  • Managing any safeguarding or serious incidents
  • General housekeeping


Skills and experiences:

  • Some experience of working with clients with learning disabilities and/or complex needs
  • Experience of motivating and encouraging individuals to reach their goals
  • Positive approach to challenging behaviour
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • An NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care, or equivalent, is desirable
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages


Why work for Sanctuary Supported Living?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.


We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services, floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and older people.


Ready to join Sanctuary Supported Living?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • £10.61 per hour


We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s ‘Made with Care’ campaign to encourage more people to apply to work in adult social care. If you’re considering a caring career, we have many rewarding roles at Sanctuary Supported Living. For more information on the campaign click here


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 18 August 2022


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


For an insight into what it’s like to work for Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary




Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent illegal working.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be necessary in the event of a successful application which we will pay for.
Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities.

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