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Title:  Project Worker - Homelessness

Location: 

Dereham, East Anglia, GB, NR19 1AD

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  175622

 

Project Worker - Homelessness

 

Selwyn House, Dereham

 

£10.61

 

37.5 hours per week - on a rolling 2 week rota including early starts 8.30am, finishing at 6.30pm

 

 

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

 

We are seeking an experienced Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our clients. At Sanctuary Supported Living, we are passionate about supporting people to live as independently as possible and to lead fulfilling lives. At Selwyn House, we provide support to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.  

 

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.

 

This is an amazing opportunity to work in a positive environment with a dedicated team who value the individuals they support and make a difference in people’s lives every day.

 

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
  • Sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management
  • Good understanding of occupancy agreements
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and react effectively under pressure
  • NVQ3 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards, is essential
  • Occasional travel may be a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence is desirable

 

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 and floating support and telecare services. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs.

 

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 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
  • 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
  • £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: 4 September 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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