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Title:  Project Worker


Stockton-on-Tees, North East, GB, TS18 2HR

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  43019

Project Worker

St James House, Stockton-On-Tees   

£8.99 per hour (rising to £9.47 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

37.5 hours per week -  regular rolling rota, shifts to include 12:30am-10pm, 10:30am-8pm, and 8am-5:30pm

We are seeking a Project Worker to join our team at St James House. Our services in Stockton support young people leaving the care service, in addition to families and individuals who are homeless. You will use your skills to work with colleagues and partner agencies to achieve the best outcome for our clients. 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 Project Worker will include:

  • Ensuring that relevant support is provided to empower our clients to maximise their own potential and level of independence
  • Promote safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks
  • Regularly assessing the needs of our clients, writing and updating support plans
  • Being a first point of call to receive and direct all customer and resident queries
  • Develop professional relationships with clients, using appropriate and clear communication to ensure that clients maintain personal choice, privacy and dignity

Skills and experiences:

  • Previous experience of working in social care, or with adults with mental health needs
  • Experience of managing benefits claims would be advantageous
  • Good interpersonal and customer care skills with an approachable attitude
  • Reacting effectively to highly pressured situations
  • Good skills in maintaining accurate records and support plans
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft packages and internet communications

Why work for us?

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 and floating support. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs and families fleeing domestic abuse.

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary 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 matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 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

Read the full job profile here

Closing Date: 23 January 2019

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 us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


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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