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Title:  Temporary Project Worker


Woodview Road, South West, GB, TQ4 7HP

Department:  Care (Qualified and Non-Qualified Care Staff)
Operation:  Sanctuary Supported Living
Requisition Number:  54996

Project Worker – Temporary position for up to 12 months

Torbay Domestic Abuse Service based at Woodview House, Paignton

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

30 hours per week


We are looking for a Project Worker with the passion and drive to help our clients achieve independent living and become involved in education, training, employment or volunteering. Ideally you will have experience of working with people at risk of domestic violence. Torbay Domestic Abuse Service provides practical, non-judgemental support, confidential advice, crisis accommodation and protection for all victims of domestic abuse.  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 Torbay Domestic Abuse Service here

The role of Project Worker will include:

  • Regularly writing and updating support plans to ensure relevant support is provided to residents
  • Supporting residents with their daily living skills and engaging with work and training opportunities in the local community
  • Delivering a perpetrator programme two days a week in addition to other programmes as required
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the residents, actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required

Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of working within domestic abuse and an understanding of the complex needs of domestic abuse, would be advantageous
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and source innovative solutions for complex circumstances
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills allowing you to build strong working relationships
  • An understanding of occupancy agreements is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar
  • Occasional travel may be a requirement of the role, therefore a full valid driving licence 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, rising to a maximum of 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays) pro rata
  • 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
  • The full time equivalent for this role is 37.5 hours

Read the full job profile here

Closing Date: 23 October 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

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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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