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Title:  Project Worker, Homelessness

Location: 

Haverhill, East Anglia, GB, CB9 8HB

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  174004

 

Project Worker, Homelessness

 

Haverhill Homeless Services

 

£20,684 per annum

 

37.5 hours per week – Rotational shifts between 8.30am – 7pm, including some weekend working

 

 

Are you looking for an exciting and varied role where no two days are the same? Are you passionate about supporting people?

 

If this sounds like you then we may have your perfect opportunity!

 

Sanctuary Supported Living is the largest provider of housing related support to single homeless people in Suffolk.  The aim of our services is to ensure our clients achieve their own goals and aspirations through the support and encouragement of our staff and focusing on delivering excellent quality.

 

The primary focus of our services is to support clients in a range of areas including, finding employment, recovery from addiction and building stability through a range of social activities.  A successful outcome is achieved when our customers can move on to suitable long-term accommodation appropriate to their needs.

 

We are seeking resilient, empathetic and empowering people to join our team at Haverhill Homeless Services.

 

We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all. Sanctuary also has an  employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers.

 

Haverhill Homeless Services supports 23 clients across two services who are 18+ and experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. We are looking for supportive, passionate and positive people to empower our clients.

 

Read more about Haverhill Homeless Services here

 

The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Supporting our clients to maximise their independence and move forward with their lives
  • Assisting with assessing clients’ needs by writing and updating client notes using an online system
  • 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 working with vulnerable adults, people with mental health needs or substance misuse
  • Experience in support planning, key working, risk assessment and safeguarding
  • Previous experience working under challenging circumstances
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to use IT systems confidently is a must due to our online support platform

 

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
  • £20,684 per annum

 

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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