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Title:  Bank Project Worker


Canterbury, South East, GB, CT2 8ED

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  174606


Bank Project Worker


Whitstable Road, Canterbury




Hours as and when required – Shifts to cover Monday to Sunday, 8am – 10.30pm



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.


We have a great opportunity for an experienced Bank Project Worker with passion and drive to provide support for our young people at Whitstable Road. East Kent Young People Supported Housing has schemes across Canterbury, Swale and Thanet. Our supported living service provides accommodation and support for those who are aged 16 to 25 and homeless or at risk of homelessness, including children in care and care leavers.


If you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


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 East Kent Young People Supported Housing here


The role of Bank Project Worker will include:

  • Assessing the needs of our residents by writing and updating support plans, and signposting access to education, training and employment
  • Regular key working and support planning to ensure relevant support is provided to maximise our residents’ potential and level of independence
  • Offering housing-related support
  • Liaising with external support links to improve our residents’ confidence and health and wellbeing
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the residents, actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required


Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience of working with vulnerable people
  • A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • The ability to work on your own initiative
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of working with partner agencies and liaising with social care
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar
  • NVQ3 in Health & Social Care, or willing to work towards


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
  • £11.14 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: 04 July 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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