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Title:  Bank Project Worker

Location: 

Paignton, South West, GB, TQ4 7HP

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  91344

 

Bank Project Worker

 

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service based at Woodview House, Paignton

 

£9.77 per hour

 

Hours as and when required

 

 

Do you need flexibility in the days you work? Our bank roles (sometimes referred to as “relief roles” in other companies) mean that you will be able to choose from available shifts and have the benefits of a consistent workplace combined with opportunity to build positive relationships with the individuals we support. However you aren’t guaranteed shifts every week as hours are worked as and when required.

 

We are looking for a Bank Project Worker with passion and drive to help our clients achieve independent living and become involved in education, training, employment or volunteering.  Working with male and female survivors of domestic abuse you will enable our low risk clients to achieve their potential and live more independently within their community. Ideally, you will have experience of working with people who have suffered domestic abuse and have a passion and drive to provide support.

 

As we take a client centered approach to delivering support, we are looking for candidates who pride themselves on having excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form positive relationships with people from varied backgrounds. You will use these skills to work with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our clients. This will include supporting Independent  Domestic Violence Advisors in their role and regular key working and support planning.  In accordance with your core beliefs of delivering a genuinely needs led service, we will also look to you to help residents maximise their income, budget, pay their rent and engage with work and training. 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 Torbay Domestic Abuse Service here

 

The role of Bank Project Worker will include:

  • Regularly assessing the needs of 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 in a role supporting victims of domestic abuse is essential
  • Sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management
  • Good understanding of occupancy agreements
  • The ability to work on your own initiative
  • The ability to react effectively under pressure
  • Occasional travel may be 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:

  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • 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: 1 December 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

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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