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Title:  Project Worker


Weston Super Mare, South West, GB, BS23 3XX

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  49868


Project Worker


Weston Foyer, Weston-Super-Mare


£9.20 per hour (rising to £9.69 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


37.5 hours per week – variable shift pattern, to include weekends and public holidays



We are seeking a Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our clients. We offer housing-related support to single mums and young people aged between 16-25 years old to help them gain independent living skills. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a fabulous opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.


The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Providing safe accommodation for clients with experience of homelessness
  • Assessing and identifying clients’ needs and referring them to relevant agencies
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients, actively encouraging choice and involvement
  • Regular key working and support planning to ensure relevant support is provided to enable our clients to maximise their own potential and level of independence
  • Drawing up and maintaining relevant written records
  • Actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Assisting tenants to resolve or prevent housing debts that impinges on their ability to pay for their housing
  • Providing assistance to claim and manage housing benefits and offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions


Skills and experiences:

  • A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • Experience of dealing with anti-social behaviour effectively
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems that allow residents’ independence to be enhanced
  • 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


Read the full job profile here


Closing Date: 26 August 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 Sanctuary Supported Living, take a look at our Twitter feed or search #LifeatSanctuary


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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