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Title:  Specialist Project Worker, Domestic Abuse - Temporary position for up to 18 months


Paignton, South West, GB, TQ4 7HP

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  120065


Specialist Project Worker, Domestic Abuse – Temporary position for up to 18 months


Woodview House, Paignton


£11.68 - £12.05


37.5 hours per week – weekend and evening working required as and when



We are looking for a Specialist Project Worker, ideally with an IDVA qualification, who has a passion to help our clients achieve independent living, by improving their opportunities to be involved in education, training, employment or volunteering. 


Ideally, you will have experience of working with people at risk of domestic violence. 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 Specialist Project Worker will include:

  • Risk assessing
  • Regular key working and support planning to ensure relevant support is provided
  • Supporting clients in our safe accommodation with their daily living skills and engaging with work and training opportunities in the local community
  • Assist clients with ultimately moving into their own accommodation
  • Assessing clients’ needs, writing and updating support plans
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients, actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Presenting cases to MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference)
  • Reporting statistics


Skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience of working with a relevant client group
  • A relevant Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) qualification is desirable (or you will be working towards)
  • A basic understanding of housing processes and the benefits system would be advantageous
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and ability to source innovative solutions to problems
  • Good interpersonal skills with a calm and approachable manner
  • Travel across Torbay is a requirement of the role; therefore, a full, current driving licence and access to a vehicle 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 (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
  • £11.68 per hour (rising to £12.05 after 12 months service, subject to satisfactory performance)


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  


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Closing Date: 07 November 2021


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


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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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