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Title:  Mental Health Project Worker


Fulbourn, East Anglia, GB, CB21 5ED

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  174062


Mental Health Project Worker


Cambridge Mental Health Service based at Cambridge Road, Fulbourn




37.5 hours per week – shift patterns detailed below:



Are you a friendly and dedicated person who is looking for a rewarding career?


Cambridge Mental Health Service has an opportunity in their team for an enthusiastic individual who wants to make a real difference in our clients’ lives. Working as a Mental Health Project Worker, you will be helping a small group of clients to develop their skills so that they can live independently. If you’d enjoy working as part of an experienced team in a role that is never dull, we would love to hear from you.


We value our team and encourage learning and progression through our comprehensive induction programme as well as providing ongoing training to develop new and existing skills. You will have access to our Learning and Development Academy providing a wide range of training course, open to all.


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


If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to work with residents on their journey towards achieving their goals.


Early shifts - 07:15am - 14:45pm & 08:00am - 15:30pm


Late shifts - 14:30pm - 22:00pm & 14:00pm - 21:30pm


The role of Mental Health Project Worker will include:

  • Key working with clients and supporting with mental health needs
  • Supporting our clients to maximise their independence and move forward with their lives
  • Assisting with assessing clients’ needs by writing and updating client notes 
  • Being a first point of call to receive and direct all customer and resident queries
  • Developing good relationships with clients, helping them develop life skills
  • Working with external agencies such as mental health and drug and alcohol professionals to support clients in accessing specialised support services
  • Handling occasional emergency/challenging situations
  • Going above and beyond to ensure an excellent service is provided to our clients
  • Working as part of a team with occasional lone working
  • Some health and safety responsibilities e.g. fire safety checks


Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of working with mental health needs would be desirable, due to the current expectations in delivering a high quality support provision
  • The ideal candidate should be comfortable with working with challenging behaviours, being able to keep calm and remain level headed under pressure
  • Good people skills are essential, along with excellent communication, an approachable attitude and the ability to accept constructive criticism
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to this role is essential
  • NVQ Level 2 or above in Health and Social Care is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft packages and internet communications


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 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: 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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