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Title:  Mental Health Project Worker


London, Greater London, GB, SE13 5RN

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  174003


Mental Health Project Worker


Victoria Way, London SE7




37.5 hours per week – to include morning, evening and weekend shifts



We are seeking an experienced Mental Health Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Greenwich Care Services has five schemes spread across Greenwich, comprised of 20 bedrooms in shared houses and 20 one-bedroom flats. We provide care and support for adults aged 18 and over, who have enduring mental health issues and who need support to maintain their independent housing and independent living skills.  


We aim to encourage our service users to make their own life choices, with an emphasis on dignity, privacy, respect and independence at all times. 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.


We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary have their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all.


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


If you are a person who celebrates differences, and strives to treat others with dignity and respect, this is a great opportunity to join our like-minded, hardworking, and resident-focused team.  We value our team, encouraging learning and development, supporting each other.


Read more about Greenwich Care Services here


The role of Mental Health Project Worker will include:

  • Signposting access to education, training and employment
  • Working with our clients to prevent or resolve their homelessness
  • Ensuring properties are being maintained to a good standard
  • Overseeing rent and taking control with issues regarding payments
  • Offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions
  • Providing encouragement to clients to complete the daily communal cleaning of the accommodation
  • Assisting clients with managing finances and welfare benefits
  • Being a part of a small on site team, with the occasional need for lone working
  • Encouraging social inclusion and helping clients to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks


Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults, people with mental health need and / or substance misuse is essential
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Accurate recording keeping is essential
  • A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management, and an understanding of occupancy agreement
  • Experience in risk assessment and safeguarding
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft outlook
  • NVQ3 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards is essential
  • A desire to help vulnerable people make positive changes in their lives and to remain calm in what can be challenging situations


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
  • £11.67 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: 12 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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