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Title:  Project Worker

Location: 

Southend on Sea, South East, GB, SS1 2NF

Department:  Supported Living Services
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  79483

 

Project Worker

 

Stanier House, Southend on Sea

 

£10.26 per hour (rising to £10.58 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

 

37.5 hours per week – to include evening, weekend and sleep-in shifts as and when required

 

 

We are seeking an experienced Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our clients. Stanier House supports vulnerable young people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, encouraging them to develop their skills and live independently as possible. Our structured package of tailored support uses the Young Person’s Star Model to agree a personal support plan, enabling clients to identify their needs and achieve their goals.

 

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 Stanier House here

 

The role of 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 
  • Ensuring Sanctuary Supported Living delivers its safeguarding responsibilities
  • Some evening, weekend and sleep-in shifts may be required

Skills and experiences:

  • Proven experience of working with vulnerable young people
  • A positive approach to working with young people who have a range of needs
  • Good interpersonal and customer care skills, with an approachable attitude
  • Effective communication skills  
  • Sound knowledge of action/support planning, key working, risk assessment and safeguarding
  • 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: 29 September 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.