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Title:  Project Worker - Temporary position for up to 1 year


Colchester, South East, GB, CO2 8PE

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  47831


Project Worker – Temporary position for up to 1 year


Blackheath, Colchester


£9.66 per hour


35 hours per week – various 7 hour shifts on a rolling weekly rota, including alternating weekends



We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Project Worker to join our Colchester homelessness service team. You will be joining a team who are passionate about their roles and providing excellent support to our clients. This is a rewarding position, in which you will be empowering our clients to succeed through developing positive professional relationships.


This position will be part of our new service, which is one the first of its kind and part of an exciting venture with Housing First, will provide housing along with intensive support to those with complex needs, including drug and alcohol addictions, mental health and other needs. There are no care packages, however the scheme provides 24 hour support for the 4 individuals as and when required.


Read more about Colchester Homelessness Supported Housing here


The role of Project  Worker will include:

  • Regular key working and support planning, ensuring that relevant support is provided to enable and empower our clients to maximise their own potential and level of independence
  • Assessing clients needs, writing and updating support plans
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients, actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required

 Skills and experiences:

  • 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/income
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems that allow residents independence to be enhanced
  • 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

 Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 26 August 2019


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


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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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