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Project Worker - Bank

Posted 22 March by Sanctuary Housing Featured Ended

We provide a range of environments for those who need extra support to live independently, from young people and those with disabilities, to the elderly in extra care schemes. Our strength lies in the quality of our people and we employ those who share our aims.

Project Worker - Bank

St John’s Church Road, Folkstone

£9.26 per hour (rising to £9.75 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) – subject to April pay review

Hours as and when required – weekdays 8.00am to 4.30pm or 11.30am to 8.00pm

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.

We are seeking a Project Worker to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. St John’s Church Road consists of two houses with a total of 9 tenants with mental health problems working towards independent living. 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:

  • Regular key working and support planning ensuring relevant support is provided to empower our clients in order to maximise their own potential and level of independence
  • Supporting clients in their day to day living and helping them to live as independently as possible
  • Drawing up and maintaining relevant written records
  • Working with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the clients, actively encouraging choice and involvement, or acting as an advocate when required
  • Assisting tenants to resolve or prevent housing debts
  • Providing assistance to claims, managing housing benefits and offering advice in relation to fulfilling tenancy conditions

Skills and experiences:

  • A proven track record of working with homeless people
  • Experience working with individuals to draw up person centred support plans
  • A sound knowledge of housing management including voids and arrears management and an understanding of occupancy agreements
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as you will be required to source innovative solutions to problems, allowing residents’ independence to be enhanced
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel or similar

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:

  • Health and wellbeing plans
  • A variety of online discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

To view the Job Profile please click here

Closing Date:  22 March 2018

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.

Reference: 34637213

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