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Title:  Project Worker


London, Greater London, GB, SE7 7NX

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  63871


Mental Health Project Worker – Temporary position for up to 12 months


Victoria Way, London SE7


£10.12 per hour (rising to £10.65 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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



We are seeking a 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 a supported living service for adults from 18 years of age, 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.


Read more about Greenwich Care Services here


The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Assessing residents’ needs by writing and updating support plans
  • Regular key working
  • Providing appropriate, practical assistance to encourage residents to live independently and actively participate in the local community
  • Advice on maintaining a tenancy and managing finances i.e with budgeting and benefits
  • Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks

Skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • Knowledge with housing tenancy law, housing benefit reform and rents/income
  • Experience of working with adults with mental health needs
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • 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
  • 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

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: 27 February 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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