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Project Worker – Homelessness

Sanctuary Supported Living

Bury St Edmunds

20000 - 25000

Full time

Sanctuary Supported Living

Closing - 29 Aug 2023

Project Worker – Homelessness Bury St Edmunds Homelessness £11.52 per hour, 37.5 Hours per week

We’re seeking an experienced Project Worker – Homelessness to join our team at Bury St Edmunds Homeless Services. Bury St Edmunds Homeless Services support clients who are 18+ and experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. We are looking for supportive and positive people to empower our customers. You may be faced with challenging situations daily so you will need to be resilient and confident in managing these. At Grove Road, which is part of Bury St Edmunds Homeless Supported Housing, we are passionate about supporting people to live as independently as possible and to lead fulfilling lives. The aim of our services is to ensure our customers achieve their own goals and aspirations through the support and encouragement of our staff and focusing on delivering excellent quality. We value our team and encourage learning and progression through our comprehensive induction programme, as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary also offers a great employee rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers. Read more about Bury St Edmunds Homeless Services on our website


The Role

Supporting our customers to maximise their independence and move forward with their lives – Assisting with assessing customers’ needs by writing and updating customer notes/support and risk management plans – Being a first point of call to receive and direct all customer queries – Developing good relationships with customers, helping them develop life skills – Working with external agencies such as mental health and drug and alcohol professionals to support customers in accessing specialised support services – Handling occasional emergency/challenging situations – Going above and beyond to ensure an excellent service is provided to our customers – Working as part of a team with occasional lone working – Some health and safety responsibilities e.g. fire safety checks


Skills and Experience:

Experience working with vulnerable adults, people with mental health needs or substance misuse – Experience in support planning, key working, risk assessment and safeguarding – Previous experience working under challenging circumstances – Good communication skills – Ability to use IT systems confidently


Why Work for us?

We’re united in working together to help customers on their pathways for independence, and our people are the single, biggest influence on our success. No matter your job – delivering support directly or working in our offices to support our frontline teams – your work makes a difference every day.


We won the West Midlands Care Employer Award 2022-23, in recognition of our commitment to our staff and supporting our teams to be their best. We’ve also been awarded Investors in People Gold status for the second time – because we value our people and have a strong focus on inclusion, teamwork, and empowerment. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment where you can grow and thrive. And like our customers, we know everyone is different, and we’ll support you to be your best self. We’ll develop your skills and experiences, celebrate success, and turn any setbacks into motivation.


Are you ready to be your best?

Brilliant work deserves brilliant benefits! As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary Supported Living a great place to work, here are just some of the ways we’ll reward you: – £11.52 per hour – A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary – 25 days paid holiday (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 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 Download our Recruitment Pack to learn more about Sanctuary culture and how you can #BeYourBest


Closing date: 31st August 2023


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 careers page, or find us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Together we can be our best so that our customers can be their best. #BeYourBest


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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