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Title:  Specialist Project Worker


Ramsgate, South East, GB, CT11 9JF

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  169725


Specialist Project Worker


East Kent Young People Supported Housing - Nelson Crescent, Ramsgate




37.5 hours per week – variable shift pattern Monday – Sunday to include Bank Holidays



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 clients?


Are you passionate about supporting people?


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


We have a great opportunity for an experienced Specialist Project Worker with passion and drive to provide support for our young people within the East Kent Young People Service.


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


East Kent Young People Supported Housing has schemes across Canterbury, Swale and Thanet. Our supported living service provides Young People’s Supported Accommodation and Floating Support Service (YP SA/FS) for:

  • Older Children in Care (16 and 17)
  • Care Leavers up to 21 years old; and
  • 16 & 17year olds at risk of homelessness identified under the 16-17 Joint Homeless Protocol.


At Sanctuary Supported Living we are passionate about supporting people to live as independently as possible, and to lead fulfilling lives.


If you want to make a real difference in people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


Read more about East Kent Young People Supported Housing


The role of Specialist Project Worker will include:

  • Always ensuring the smooth daily running of the service and to promote the service effectively to others
  • Managing a team of Project Workers
  • Managing, recruiting, developing, and training staff within appropriate legislative or NVQ frameworks and devising effective and well-run staff rotas
  • Working closely with staff and clients to deliver a high quality, intensive support service
  • Overseeing and monitoring the quality of risk tools, assessments and personalised support plans
  • Liaising with staff to ensure positive outcomes, with a focus on maintaining tenancies and move on objectives
  • Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments to support, reduce or eliminate risks
  • Completing and monitoring health and safety checks within the service
  • Occasional travel may be a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence is essential


Skills and experiences:

  • NVQ3 in Health & Social Care, or willing to work towards
  • Proven experience of working with a similar client group is essential
  • Previous housing related support is desirable
  • Sound knowledge of housing management including rents, tenancies and health and safety
  • Good understanding of occupancy agreements
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and to react effectively under pressure


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
  • £13.03 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: 29 June 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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