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

Location: 

Hythe, South East, GB, CT21 6AJ

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  158087

 

Project Worker – Temporary position for up to 8 months

 

Dolphin Lodge, Hythe

 

£11.14

 

35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm

 

 

Do you want a role where no two days are the same and you will be making a real impact to the lives of our residents?

 

Are you passionate about supporting people?

 

Can you work under pressure and manage challenging situations?

 

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

 

We are seeking an experienced Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our tenants. Dolphin Lodge is located in a quiet, residential area of Hythe, overlooking the sea front. The 9 bed Victorian terraced house provides supported housing to vulnerable adults with low to medium mental health support needs, working towards independent living.

 

You will use your excellent communication and support skills, working with colleagues and partner agencies to  achieve the best outcome for our residents. This is a rewarding opportunity to come and work for a respected organisation, within an established and experienced team.

 

We value our team and encourage learning and progression through our 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 offers 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 come and work within an established and experienced team.

 

The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Regularly assessing the needs of our 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 working with vulnerable people
  • A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management, and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • Knowledge of working with partner agencies and liaising with social care
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems, allowing residents’ independence to be enhanced
  • NVQ3 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards is essential
  • Some knowledge of relevant legislative and regulatory requirements
  • 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
  • 25 days paid holiday (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
  • £11.14 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 July 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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