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Title:  Mental Health Project Worker - Temporary position for up to 8 months


Hythe, South East, GB, CT21 6AJ

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  68424


Mental Health Project Worker – Temporary position for up to 8 months


To cover Folkestone & Hythe and Dover (based at Dolphin Lodge, Hythe)


£10.26 per hour (rising to £10.58 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


20 hours per week – Monday to Friday on a rota basis with the occasional early morning or late night



We have a great opportunity for a Project Worker provide an outreach, front line service for rough sleepers as a first point of contact. You will be undertaking assessments based on each person’s needs, to help them to source appropriate accommodation and improve their opportunities to sustain a home in the future.


If you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


Read more about East Kent Young People Supported Housing here


The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Working at least one day per week from Dolphin Lodge in Hythe and Dover Council offices/Discovery center engaging with housing options
  • Ensuring that there is close coordination with Folkestone and Hythe District Council and Dover District Council to ensure that any homelessness duties are met
  • Enhancing working relationships between the local authority and a wide range of local statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Providing intensive support to rough sleepers to support them in breaking the cycle of homelessness permanently
  • Supporting clients to meet the requirements identified within prevention/relief pathways as identified jointly with Folkestone and Hythe District Council and Dover District Council 

 Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience working with homeless people would be advantageous
  • Ability to manage shifts and delegate duties
  • A caring nature and a confident, ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Basic computer skills are required for online training
  • Travel is 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, 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

We are proud to support the Department of Health and Social Care’s #everydayisdifferent 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: 21 April 2020


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
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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