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Project Worker

Sanctuary Supported Living


20000 - 25000

Full time

Sanctuary Supported Living

Closing - 10 Sep 2023

Project Worker Langley Close, Felixstowe £11.52 per hour, 37.5 hour per week – rolling varied rota, to include occasional weekends and bank holiday between 8am and 8pm


Are you passionate about supporting people? Can you work under pressure and manage challenging situations? If this sounds like you, we have a new, exciting, opportunity for an experienced Project Worker with passion and drive to provide high quality, person centred, support and encourage our young people to develop the skills necessary for independent living. Located within walking distance of Felixstowe town centre, our supported living service at Langley Close provides accommodation and support for those who are aged 16 to 24, and homeless or at risk of homelessness. We provide a comprehensive induction programme as well as on-going training to develop new and existing skills and encourage progression. Sanctuary has their own Learning and Development Academy, who provide a wide range of training courses, open to all. Sanctuary also has a great employee Rewards scheme, where you will be able to receive a variety of discounts from major retailers. This is an amazing opportunity to work in a positive environment with a dedicated team who value the individuals they support and make a difference in people’s lives every day.


The Role –

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 – Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients and actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required – Promoting safe working practices by undertaking risk assessments within legislative frameworks.


Skills & Experience –

Previous experience of working with vulnerable people – A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management, and an understanding of occupancy agreements – Experience and knowledge with housing tenancy law, housing benefit reform and rents and/or income would be desirable – The ability to work on your own initiative and react effectively under pressure – Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or similar – Good interpersonal, communication and customer care skills – NVQ 3 in Health and Social Care, or willing to work towards


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 – At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service (plus public holidays) – A pension scheme with employer contributions – A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers – Health and well-being plans – Life assurance – Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working – 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.


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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