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Title:  Project Worker - Part Time

Location: 

Colchester, South East, GB, CO2 8PE

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  156825

 

Project Worker – Part Time

 

Blackheath, Colchester

 

£11.14

 

21 hours per week available – 4 week rolling rota

 

 

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

 

Could you help support our vulnerable adults towards independence?

 

We are seeking an experienced Project Worker with a passion for supporting people to join our Colchester Homelessness service at Blackheath.

 

Colchester Homelessness Supported Housing supports vulnerable adults with complex needs who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, encouraging them to obtain the life skills necessary to move on to more independent living. 

 

We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary have their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.

 

If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives and value kindness and patience with the ability to treat others with dignity and respect this is a great opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team who are passionate about providing excellent support to our clients

 

Read more about Colchester Homelessness Supported Housing here

 

The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Regularly assessing the needs of clients by writing and updating support plans, and signposting access to education, training and employment
  • Supporting clients in their day to day living i.e. with cooking and cleaning
  • Offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions
  • Assisting clients with managing finances and welfare benefits
  • Encouraging social inclusion and helping clients to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients and actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks

 

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
  • Experience and knowledge with housing tenancy law, housing benefit reform and rents and/or income
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and react effectively under pressure
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar

 

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:

  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours
  • £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: 30 June 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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